Raven Ishak

Editorial Director of The Chill Times. Has an unhealthy obsession with puppy memes and taking baths. You can find me watching movies in the comfort of my home or wildly booking trips because I have no self-control.
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Ask Chinae: ‘How Can I Get Myself Out of the Body Shame Spiral?’

In an age where perfection is sought to be the end-all-be-all, it’s incredibly refreshing to cross paths with someone who breaks through the cloud of noise with their sword of vulnerability. Instead of masking behind an aesthetically-pleasing feed or pretending to live a “struggle-free” life, this person uses their voice to share their insecurities and…

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Chill Guides: Nashville’s Weekend Roundup

Nashville—the land of cowboy boots, honky-tonks, and music that’ll make you want to throw on a cowboy hat, pop back a few cold ones, and sing about a truck you never thought you wanted—can be viewed as a city that’s filled with Southern-style dishes and hole-in-the-wall bars with floors that are lined with last night’s…

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We Created The Perfect Beach Bag According to Our Favorite NYC Influencers

Packing the perfect beach bag is essential to surviving this year’s heat apocalypse. In addition to incorporating go-to items like a towel, sunglasses, and (duh) flippy floppies, throwing in a few heat-protectant items is imperative to keep you cool as a cucumber and baked-free from the sun—and one of the best ways to do just…

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The One Thing Holly McWhorter From Plant Apothecary Added to Her Diet to Manage Her Sensitive Skin

We’ve all been there: You find a new skin-care product that you looove, immediately go home to try it out but find yourself a few minutes later screaming in straight horror because your skin has reacted to the one thing that you swore was going to make you feel and look like Meghan Markle on her…

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How to Talk About Suicide According to a Therapist

Suicide, unfortunately, is a word that has been on everyone’s mind as of late. It’s a word that normally no one likes to discuss and doesn’t dare to bring up. It can be hard for some people to understand why someone would even want to take their own life and why they believe that is…

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Getting Frank About Eating Disorders with Christina Grasso

Peep the Vid Hey babes, let’s get frank, shall we? We’re tired of people telling us what we should or should not talk about when it comes to our bods. Our body is what we make of it and how we choose to define it is completely up to us and no one else, right? That’s…

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Getting Frank About Consent With Marti Ragan

Peep the Vid Hey babes, let’s get frank, shall we? We’re tired of people telling us what we should or should not talk about when it comes to our bods. Our body is what we make of it and how we choose to define it is completely up to us and no one else, right? That’s…

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Getting Frank About Body Hair With Bianca Valle

PEEP THE VID  Hey babes, let’s get frank, shall we? We’re tired of people telling us what we should or should not talk about when it comes to our bods. Our body is what we make of it and how we choose to define it is completely up to us and no one else, right?…

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How I Choose to Celebrate Mother’s Day Now That She’s Gone

Mother’s Day, for most people, is a time to celebrate with the women who have been a maternal influence in their lives. It’s a time to show appreciation, love, and gratitude to those who have sacrificed and showed unconditional love in unimaginable ways. If you’re one of the lucky few who gets to spend this…

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