Ever since I got my first period in middle school, I can remember taking countless trips to the bathroom with a pad or tampon shoved in my pocket or up my sleeve feeling an overwhelming sense of shame. Shame. Why was I so ashamed of something that I had no control over? Why did I […]Read More We Need to End the Menstruation Stigma- PERIOD.
On Wednesday April 10th I attended the University Health Center’s second annual Men & Violence Panel in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The five panelists were Dr. Tim Miller, Dr. Steve Grande, Dr. Hakseon Lee, Jordan Todd, and Ross Erb. The purpose of this event is to promote the fact that sexual assault and […]Read More University Health Center Presents: Men & Violence
On Sunday March 23rd, an annual event called Women in Focus was held at the Court Square Theater. Each year the event focuses on women in some aspect. This year they concentrated on female caregivers such as women who care for their aging parents. Alzheimer’s disease runs in my mother’s side of the family. Both […]Read More Take Care of Our Caretakers!
While therapy and medications are baselines for many people with mental health struggles, adopting an ESA can supplement recovery in joyful, sustainable ways.Read More A Tail of EmPAWerment: Dedicated to My Emotional Support Dog
Health care costs in the United States are through the roof. It’s hard enough trying to survive when hospitals, routine procedures, and medications are increasingly becoming inaccessible.
Add an oppressed identity to the mix and shake well to create a whole new type of barrier.Read More Trans-parency in Health Care
University health centers: I think we’ve all heard some differing opinions on them but, in my opinion, I think the one here at James Madison University is pretty high up there on the list of good ones. Today I’d like to focus on how JMU addresses sexual wellness for students. Personally, I have dealt with […]Read More Let’s talk about sex… ed
Wherever you’re at, you can be an advocate. Even a small act is still acting.Read More Where Are Ya?
If you are going to be a feminist, be a good one; don’t just look out for the feminists that look and live like you. Look out for the women (and all humans) at every corner of your society. Justice for all, not just for some.Read More Migrant Mothers: proving that feminism must be intersectional.
Time and time again I have seen my friends and family sucked into toxic relationships. Sometimes its a friend or lover, sometimes its a family member, but it doesn’t really matter who it is. What matters is that each time, I have seen them chewed up and spit out. And sometimes I can’t be mad at the […]Read More Five Ways To Fall In Love With Yourself
The presidential election is coming upon us quicker than we think. The top candidates have not been narrowed down, and it is getting close (and terrifying with Trump getting so much support). But if you are like me, and you care about certain issues, then you’re probably wondering which candidates are the most (or the […]Read More Let’s Get Political