That’ll get your attention! Now that you’re here, let’s talk about a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that most will encounter in their lifetime. This includes women AND men.

Om is a sacred spiritual incantation that signifies the essence of ultimate reality in Hinduism. I had the opportunity to share sacred space with women of color, from across the nation, at the 4 day OMNOIRE wellness retreat held at Miraval Resort in Tucson. Founder Christina Rice had a vision, in 2017, to create events that focused specifically on women of color, so she set out to curate the dopest experiences with them in mind! No longer did these women have to feel like a fish out of water or a circle in a square hole when it came to self care. From beginning to end, OMNOIRE provides a wellness centered space, the essence of ultimate reality, for today’s woman of color.

October is breast cancer awareness month and it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t be affected directly or indirectly by this disease. As an ob/gyn I see countless women who present to me for well-woman exams, vaginal discharge, pregnancy and more. However, none stand out in my mind like the patient that presents with a breast lump. When I enter the room I can sense the fear and see the concern in their eyes, before anything is said. They are thinking, do I have cancer?

I’ve never had an abortion so I can’t say how it feels to be in the position to make that decision. I can say that I’ve counseled hundreds of women who have had abortions. I talk to women daily who cringe when I review their obstetric history and they recount details of previous abortions; I can see the anticipation of judgment in their eyes. I reassure them that it’s not my place to judge their decisions but to help them with their current concerns. So with great certainty, I know that the choice to have an abortion is never easy.

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I just attended the OMNoire wellness retreat at Miraval. I also took my followers...

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