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
I want to talk about my abortion. I want to be open. I want to be honest. Abortion cannot be simplified into regret or no regret. Those words glide along the surface of what we choose to say after the fact. We fall into those categories, and then we become statistics. Our names and our […]Read More I am 1 in 3
Ladies, we know about the friend that arrives every 28 days. This little friend that seems to defy the human body by bleeding for a week and we stay alive. We hate this friend, but we have to welcome it, I mean it’s biology. This friend is our period. Recently, there seems to have been […]Read More Empowering. The. Period.
Disclaimer = My base understanding on Women’s Health Issues – I’m not sure Yesterday Evening, Festival was the place to be. ‘Cause it was packed. Stand With Women or Stand in the Way was an event planned three and a half weeks in advance by the class SOWK288 that welcomed “JMU and Harrisonburg community for a public forum […]Read More Stand With Women | Reproductive Freedom
So, I’m a woman. And, about once a month, I get my period! Woo hoo!! Yeah, periods! I found this educational video on the YouTube channel StuffMomNeverToldYou, and it proves 9 myths about periods wrong. If you’re as interested as I am, take a look! Also I’m probably going to start my period this week, so this […]Read More Quick Hit: Time of the Month? 9 Menstruation Myths Debunked!
Thanksgiving break is over, and similar to hearmeroar12, I have spent the past week stuffing my face with the glorious and mouth-watering dishes of my family’s cooking. I too have never felt so freaking FAT, however, I’m trying this new thing called Not Giving A Shit About What Society Thinks Of My Weight. I am […]Read More Post-Thanksgiving Angst: A Response to “5 Reasons To Date A Girl With An Eating Disorder”
Welcome back from break, everyone! I thought that it would be a good day to talk about body image, considering the fact that I ate about 70,456 tons of food over Thanksgiving Break and, frankly, still feel straight up FAT. I have always struggled with my body image – just as many others have. On […]Read More Thanksgiving Body Image Blues (Sort Of)
When I got my first period at the age of twelve, my first thought was, “Shit…there is something wrong with me!” No one warned me about it, let alone told me how normal it actually is. There were no cries of joy or trumpets welcoming me to womanhood. Oh no. Instead, I just had images […]Read More Why Periods Don’t Need to be “Fixed”
It is easy to say on the surface that women have made great strides in female empowerment progress. We have women breaking into higher levels of government, corporate America, and science fields. However, with all of this progress, it is important to note what still needs to be done. Women still aren’t making as much […]Read More Equality- Not So Evenly Dispersed