It’s time for an update! The last time I heard about vaginal care was in a middle school classroom and consisted of awkwardly seeing a pad for the first time. If you’re like me, sex-ed left me confused, scared, and quite honestly kind-of grossed out. You would think that sex-ed would better prepare us for […]Read More Down-There Care
Have you ever started your period and had to use a dirty rag in order to control the bleeding? The answer for most people would most likely be “no.” But for some women who live below the poverty line, and cannot afford products such as pads or tampons, this might be their only option when […]Read More What is Period poverty?
I deeply appreciate you, Ella, for your bravery and for sharing your story.Read More The devil inside me: endometriosis
Why is there such a stigma around periods? Periods are seen as dirty, gross, and unclean. There are such negative connotations around periods and menstruation. People joke around and say phrases like “oh she’s just PMS-ing”, or say comments like “is it that time of the month”, or “she’s just moody because of her period.” […]Read More Stopping The Stigma Of Periods
As black women in America what has been said to be our #1 priority? PROTECTING BLACK MEN As black women, everyone expects us to be responsible for making sure our black men prosper ahead of us. They expect us to be such “strong black women”. No, I am not telling you this is right, but […]Read More When Will Someone Protect Us?
A large topic in the United States is the failing healthcare system, and how impossible it can be to receive proper medical attention and prescriptions without falling into debt. While the U.S is ranked in last place in a measure of health care access and quality, it results in higher rates of morality and other […]Read More The War of prescription drugs vs americans
The release of Pixar’s Turning Red has stirred up a conversation about whether or not it is appropriate to have puberty be a subject in a children’s film. Are movies like this a step in the right direction to normalizing periods for young girls or is it too advanced for Disney’s audience?Read More Turning Red: The Importance of Normalizing Periods for Young Girls￼
Why does gender bias still occur in 2022 and how can we overcome it? More specifically, how does gender bias cause harm within the HealthCare system? These are questions we have to ask ourselves, to think about ways we could reduce this problem in HealthCare. In this blog post, I will be discussing three ways […]Read More 3 ways to reduce gender bias in healthcare
I recently had a conversation with a family member of mine about the “controversial” medical procedure that is abortion. As we all know Texas has recently passed a bill limiting the access women have to abortions. The bill insinuates that six weeks is a long enough time for a woman to decide whether she wants […]Read More Abortion, viagra, what’s the difference, right?
The healthcare system in the United States has many flaws and affects so many people. One group of individuals that gets mistreated in the healthcare system is trans people. I don’t identify as transgender, so I can’t speak of personal experiences I have had or the feelings and personal struggles that they have to deal […]Read More The healthcare system has failed the trans community