Milk & Cookies

New motherhood teaches you a lot. I went into it uneducated. I swam with it and focused on the typical: eating super healthy, no travelling, small doses of exercise and calmness. I did no birthing or baby classes, simply went to my O.B. and worked up until I was diagnosed with high blood pressure (my…

Bravado Design: In Conversation With Full Spectrum Doula, Shania Lane

Can you tell me briefly about the work you do? What led you to become a doula?  I’m a full spectrum doula, meaning I am trained to care for people through all phases of conception, including abortion. Primarily I help people through birth and postpartum, though. I am just getting into more of the fertility…

Bravado Design: In Conversation With Koreena Singh, Founder of Giving Sundays

What inspired your passion for helping women-led businesses with social/creative support?  I’ve sat on women-led associations and mentorship teams in the past and have always enjoyed celebrating other women’s successes. One of my mentors jokingly calls me the ultimate hype woman. After losing my long-time corporate job due to the pandemic, I was forced to…

Bravado Design: In Conversation With Model & Muse Aleisha Ahamed

Tell us a bit about yourself.  I was born and raised in North Vancouver and am lucky enough to call it home again with my husband, our 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter, and our second child on the way. For over a decade, I worked and travelled as a model. I started modelling at a young age with…

My Paume

Your hands do so much. They express joy, offer comfort, and allow you to connect with people. Your hands are natural extensions of you. That’s where Paume comes in. They believe that you care for yourself and the world around you when you care for your hands. Our personal take from experiencing Paume Overall, this…

Jolibump French Sustainable Pregnancy Brand

The first French brand to offer sustainable maternity fashion to wear before, during and after pregnancy. According to their eco-responsible approach, Jolibump proposes timeless and comfortable clothing with feminine shapes and high-end eco-responsible fabrics with perfect cuts, thought to flatter every silhouette. Jolibump is also a committed community, and content diffused through an innovative media:…

My Body has Carried and Lost Life

Disclaimer: as unique as every pregnancy is, so too is every pregnancy loss. Comparison of loss is a tricky road to be avoided at all costs. With that in mind, a note to readers that this is one singular woman’s experience with conception and loss, and her interpretation through the grief that followed. To anyone…

In Conversation With Yoga & Fitness Instructor Taylar Ft. Bravado Designs

How are you feeling?  I feel fantastic, mostly. Considering I am six years older in this pregnancy than my last, I’m really enjoying this experience. I have more energy and have been able to keep working out with my Club, which makes me feel incredibly grateful.  You had a traumatic delivery and postpartum recovery with…