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Viva Bianca

Viva is a writer, editor and mum (AKA professional snack bitch) – and not in that order. With a background in film, feminism and culture journalism, Viva brings her curiosity for storytelling to her role as Culture & Lifestyle Editor at Kiindred, and loves offering advice and tit-bits to other parents - it takes a village!

Articles written by Viva
Yep, it’s that time of the year again. Our media feeds start overwhelming us with Hallmark-type content and ads as we’re reminded to pay our respects to Saint Valentine – or for commercial purposes, Valentine’s Day. This can inspire a few reactions: excitement, hope, anxiety, sadness, FOMO, a massive eye roll…
Health & Wellbeing
Pandemic fatigue has become so ubiquitous that it even has its own Wikipedia page. We’re in our 3rd year of this pandemic and, whether we like it or not (I’m pretty sure most of us are in the ‘not’ camp at this point!), things aren’t really easing up.
When it comes to sex, the media likes to favour young women – specifically pre-motherhood women. It’s as if once a woman becomes a mum, her sexual currency wavers. Ironic since the biological purpose of sex is reproduction, without which we wouldn’t have a human civilisation. Or, if the male gaze still approves, said woman is marginalised as a ‘MILF’ (hello Pornhub).
For most pregnant women, nesting begins at some point in the second trimester and kicks into high gear in the third. In addition to buying baby a cot, pram, changing table, chest of drawers and perhaps a feature rug or animal mobile – for that extra je ne sais quoi – expecting mums are also normally thinking (a lot) about their little one’s wardrobe.
Labour & Birth
You’re almost at the finish line! You’re in your third trimester and the reality of giving birth and at last meeting your precious baby for the first time is quickly approaching. Now that you’ve probably done most of your essential baby wardrobe shopping and are likely putting together the finishing touches on your baby’s nursery (if they have their own room), it’s a good idea to...
‘Our planet doesn’t have enough natural resources for us to keep doing what we’ve been doing. Period. That’s why we need to do things differently.’ – H&M 
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