I’d like to take this moment to tell you about 𝗞𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗮’𝘀 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 and make a clear declaration that 𝗞𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁.
𝗜 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗞𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝘀𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵. Our current medical system is rooted in greed, fear, misogyny, and racism. For too long women have been told that the only source we could trust are the external experts outside of us. With Kitara, we say “No more.”
𝗩𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗲. A medicine passed down through the generations, guiding women into deeper knowledge, intimacy, and trust of our bodies. In reverence for the plants and elements, vaginal streaming proudly weaves together our physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Trained healers offer support and encourage the truth that the wisest knowing already exists within us.
𝗜𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘁, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝗚𝘆𝗻𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗿𝘂𝗲𝗹. It involves white men brutalizing enslaved Black women and a mindset of power over others, rather than power from within. I don’t say this to say that all facets of Western Gynecology are “wrong.” I say it because origin stories often help us connect the dots for our own experiences, validating an inner knowing that was there all along.
Vaginal steaming is an accessible and universal medicine. However, 𝗜 𝗱𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗦 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘀. I am deeply grateful for the generosity of their shared wisdom and leadership. Special thanks to @steamychick + @groundedwomb
As a white cisgender woman in this space it is my daily practice to explore my privilege and find ways to use it for good or dismantle it from the inside out. I do not take the support and trust of Kitara’s BIWOC community lightly. I am thankful and it as it inspires me to walk more boldly, each day.
Our mission statement sincerely concludes:
As our business grows, so will our activism.
With love + gratitude,