hile recent laws have been passed and efforts have been made to make menstruation products available to women in schools, prisons, and typically in the workplace, there is still an immense level of “menstruation poverty” – or a lack of accessibility, affordability and options for period products, like liners, tampons, and pads.
When my doctor recommended that I cut out gluten, dairy, and eggs from my diet in early 2018 to help improve symptoms from an autoimmune disease that were worsening, I thought my life was over. Not literally, of course, but in the sense that all of my favorite foods and most of my diet consisted…
Getting any part of your body waxed is an intimate process. It’s one that requires trust between two people, and one of those people is going to get all up in your business and get to know you on a whole new level. Your waxer is like a BFF, except they only deal with your…
Consent is not throwing a list of sex acts at a person until they give up and say yes to the least objectionable one, it’s a negotiation where all parties get to share what they like and find a set of sexy activities that make everyone happy.
Books have proved to be effective in helping a wide range of mental health issues, from anxiety to depression to dementia, and, though reading is not a “miracle cure” able to replace all other forms of treatment for mental illnesses, it can nonetheless have a positive influence when paired with other treatments.
Like many people, I have been obsessed recently with the #FatGirlMagic that is “Shrill” on Hulu. Starring SNL alum and all-around comedic juggernaut Aidy Bryant, the show centers on Annie, a fat woman trying to navigate life as an overlooked writer at a local Portland news outlet. There are endless reasons why I wish I had had…
We were lucky enough to score some time with with Latoya Shauntay Snell for our “Good Influences” series. Interview by Whitney Mooney. Photos provided by Snell. How did you get into running? How many marathons have you run and what was your favorite? As Bob Ross would say: ‘There’s no mistakes, just happy little accidents’– and…
Cardi B, as both a rapper and celebrity, has never shied away from presenting her body in a media-driven world. She outwardly expresses her former career as a stripper without hesitation in interviews, Twitter videos, as well as some of her songs.
And still – while sexual freedom is encouraged, women seem to be the only ones facing ridicule and stigma regarding sex outside of relationships. The reason why? Gender.
Perhaps the original plan was to fast from coffee, but then you realize your fellow congregant is fasting from both coffee and sugar. Does this result in you seeming to be less religious, less committed, weaker of faith?
Both cases, completely different in nature, with one underlying theme: Society loves to cast blame on the women and not have a conversation about toxic masculinity.
Fat bodies are being pushed out in favour of more marketable, slim or ‘acceptable fat’ (i.e. curves in all the ‘right’ places), white, cis women, who most often than not fit into the oppressive beauty standards that the movement originally sought to fight back against.
College is usually referred to as the best four years of people lives, yet the fact that it takes time to get to know people is never brought up. This leads to students who are unprepared for an overwhelming loneliness that is encountered.
Yet toxic relationships are an essential part of our media; they can often make the most compelling stories, ones that people can relate their own experiences to. They can also give people the opportunity to explore and better understand themselves through fiction.