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Celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness Month

  The benefits of breastfeeding are innumerable. Breastfeed babies have increased immune function, and are less likely to be asthmatic or obese. Being a nursing mother is difficult, being a Black, Latinx, or Indigenous nursing mother comes with a whole other set of barriers. If mothers and children are to successfully complete their breastfeeding journeys’ they need support. Support during this time is even more vital for BIPOC mothers and their babies who face glaring disparities in the areas of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), and access to after-birth support. As breastfeeding awareness month comes to a close, we wanted to highlight some of the entrepreneurs working toward making breastfeeding and birth care more accessible and culturally in tune for BIPOC nursing mothers.    Find a BIPOC owned business for your every need here.   Milky Mama   Krystal Nicole Duhaney, a board-certified lactation specialist and registered nurse,…
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Blistey’s Guide to Black-Owned Chicago

After a brutal winter filled with Covid restrictions and sheltering in place, it is finally summertime in Chicago. And if you didn’t know that summertime in Chicago, especially Black-Chicago, is a whole vibe now you know.    Chicago’s Black community has had a significant and lasting impact on the city’s culture. Today Chicago is home to so many amazing Black entrepreneurs and the city wouldn’t be what it is without them. From Hyde Park to Lincoln Park and everywhere in between, you’ll find Black-owned businesses doing amazing things and you should definitely show your support when you visit.   Now is the perfect time to plan a trip to the Windy City if you’ve been thinking about it. Covid numbers are down, lockdown restrictions are up and all my favorite places are open!    I kicked off my Chicago summer by supporting some amazing black businesses. And I’m excited to share all of these spots with you! Whatever you’re looking for these busin…
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Updated: Asian-American + Pacific Islander Owned Businesses to Support During AAPI Heritage Month

Asian-American + Pacific Islander Owned Businesses to Support During AAPI Heritage Month And Beyond

It’s Asian and Pacific Islander heritage month, and we here at Blistey are excited to celebrate the diverse cultures that are represented by that term. Asian-American-owned businesses have suffered over the last year. From difficulties surrounding Covid restrictions and racial discrimination, Asian-owned businesses have seen a significant decrease in business activity.

The wave of Anti-Asian hate crimes in the past several months has highlighted the importance of solidarity and allyship and one of the simplest ways to support any marginalized community is to support its entrepreneurs. 

The brands and businesses listed here are a gr…

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