Many health care entities cited by bill proponents as potential replacements for existing family planning clinics are unable to provide anywhere near a full spectrum of services. This disregard for the consequences of these bills sheds a disturbing light on the current legislative majority.
I have total clarity that my sense of self is that I am both a woman and a trans woman. I am comfortable holding these two ideas in parallel without any criticism or battling between them. I realize not everyone who transitions feels the same way.
VAGINAS. I have to admit that I actually agree with the GOP...those vaginas are questionable places.
Whip out your magnifying glasses and trench coats, ladies -- it's time to play detective. Not in any dark alleys or smoke-filled offices, but in the cosmetics aisle at the drug store, at the salon, and online.
It has been three years since my diagnosis out of college and I am happy to be in remission today, living my twenties to the fullest. In honor of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, here is my personal open letter to my future adopted child:
As we were driving to Burning Man at the end of last summer, I came across a listing for a class called "Intimate Breathwork & Eyegazing". The workshop promised to help couples connect in a very deep way and I thought "I want to connect in a deep way with my husband... let's do this."
My broken heart showed me everything about myself that I was no longer satisfied with, and my cancer diagnosis gave me the strength and determination to do something about it.
Put simply, the 2030 Agenda is a win for women and girls. Now, we need real action to turn its promise into a reality.
Here's what I've been doing to get closer to regaining that balance, and how you can too.
Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?
Over the past few decades, college-aged women have come a long way in achieving education equity. While female students are now the majority population on college campuses, they still face unique challenges: women aged 18 to 25 suffer the highest rates of domestic violence
There seems to be a carefully crafted, extremely marketable, but ultimately fictitious, idea of what a pro-choice woman looks like. She's believed to be promiscuous. She is irresponsible, unable to take on an ounce of liability for her actions. This picture is false.
Making menopause a positive time in our lives starts with slowing down long enough to appreciate what is happening. This way of thinking flies in the face of how many women experience "The Change."
How we nourish ourselves in terms of what we consume and the kind of attention we give our bodies has a huge impact on our health. Self-love is essential in this equation.
Hold it right there! Before you go down that rabbit hole of despair after you've compared yourself to your cousin's friend's sister Sally (who you talked to once, and wait, why are you even Facebook friends?) let's get real about the social media comparison trap.
The weather in most of the country has turned warm and even hot in some places. Yesterday I was walking for some "cooped up, crazy and need to get out...