In 2015, I was completely burnt out. During this time, I worked with a doctor to combat my anxiety and stress with medical cannabis, and found that for me, daily dosing of CBD dominant products was the ticket to a constant state of calm.
Whilst I do enjoy a strong joint when I wish to party, THC dominant products are not something that I can take every single day for my anxiety, and still be productive. And so, Mello was born.
My goal is to help people realize CBD dominant products have an equally important place within the conversation about how we can thoroughly utilize all the health benefits of the cannabis plant. CBD is equally as important as THC especially when it comes to mental clarity and sexual health.
My Vulvodynia Journey...
During my early twenties I suffered through vulvodynia —Penetration basically felt like razor blades.
This ongoing pain didn’t just affect partnered sex; It had such a profound negative impact on the way I saw myself as a woman. It changed the way I viewed my body and the way I showed up for myself in intimate moments. Unable to solve the problem that doctors insisted wasn’t a problem at all, I persevered through awful, painful sex. I was silent.
That was over a decade ago, but the experience has made me determined to destroy the shame or stigma we carry about what is a ‘normal’ vagina or bottom. I want to empower people to confidently talk to their partner about their pleasure, and pain.
So, I also created Mello Bottoms— a CBD suppository meant to relax your vagina and booty, increase blood flow, and stimulate pleasure. The reality is that a lot of people experience pain during sex, but we just aren’t talking about it. With Mello, I hope to lead that conversation.
How do you take CBD?
I take Mello Mind every single day. Every morning I take 1/2 a dropper. I dissolve it in a full glass of water, or add it to my smoothie, or add it to my morning coffee. I’m pretty good about it and do tend to do this every day, but there are times that I forget, and I do notice the difference. It’s quite remarkable, my stress levels are higher and I tend to get clammier and more reactive when situations arise that upset me.
I take a Mello Bottom just prior to my period and during, or if I have worked out too hard and my body aches, or if I feel like adventuring into some sexy time. They really do remarkable things to your lower body, its a deeper relaxtion than when I take an edible, and I still have a very clear head so am able still able to functionand be present.
The Proust Questionnaire
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Beach, sunshine, mates and lovers, snacks, good music and laughs. What is your greatest fear? Failing because I didn't try. Which living person or thing do you most admire? JLO, JLO’s beauty team, JLO’s ageless skin. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? The collection of books I buy but never read. What is the trait you most deplore in others? Flaking What is your greatest extravagance? Face Oils, daily collagen protein powder, the latest beauty hypes. What is your favorite journey? The one I am currently on. What do you consider the most underrated virtue? Packing efficiently. What do you dislike most about your appearance? My eyebrows are wild sisters. But I wish they were twins. Which living person do you most despise? Trump Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Darling, hunni, bb. What is your greatest regret? Bangs. Or having a fringe as us Aussies say. What or who is the greatest love of your life? My community. Which talent would you most like to have? the opposite of procrastination. What is your current state of mind? A bouncy ball lives in there. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wish I could speak all the languages. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? Move them to NYC. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Remembering to stay hydrated. What is your most treasured possession? My bracelets. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Yoga. What is your most marked characteristic? My booty. What is the quality you most like in a man? Emotional Intelligence. What is the quality you most like in a woman? Gentle Strength. What do you most value in your friends? Unwavering Acceptance. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Kya Clark. Who are your heroes in real life? Delivery Persons. What is it that you most dislike? Customs. How would you like to die? Laughing. What is your motto? “That’s easy Darling”