Dear Mom, When I called you last week, we talked about children. You could barely contain your excitement – Christine just gave birth and cousin Amelia is pregnant with her fourth baby. You also reminded me that my cousins Helen, Sarah, and Anna all have babies. Mom, I don’t want to have a baby. You laughed […]Read More Dear Mom: A Letter About Why I Will Never Give You Grandchildren
Let’s set the record straight: I have just as much of a celeb-centered mind as the next person. The Kardashians are my guilty pleasure, and you know I am watching Beyoncé’s every move. For me, it’s about their fashion choices, but for others, it may be something else; to each their own. But there is […]Read More The Problem with Belly Watching
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
Imagine. A fourteen year old girl. She’s been sick for weeks. Throwing up in the bathroom at school between morning classes. Forcing food into her stomach and wearing a fake smile because she knows. She knows she’s pregnant. And she’s scared. She can’t tell her parents, she can’t tell the person who got her pregnant, […]Read More The Dangerous Reality of Crisis Pregnancy Centers
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!
When I stand in the grocery store line to check out, I consistently do two things: first, always avoid looking at the cleverly placed chapstick by the candy convincing me to buy a new one only to remember I have six more at home- but second, and more importantly, ignore the gossip rags. I have […]Read More Real Post Baby Bodies Are Beautiful
Gender is such fluid and complex social construction. The gender socialization process begins before a person is even born and plays such a large role in their development. Gender has absolutely nothing to do with ones biological anatomy yet, socially, sex defines gender which in turn assumes everyone’s attracted to the opposite sex because our […]Read More Gender: Womb to Tomb