Health

How Your Gut Bacteria Is Affecting Your Weight, Mental Health And Immunity

They call it a ‘gut feeling’ for a reason… 

12 hours ago

What If I’m Not The “Right” Kind Of Mentally Ill?

From Twitter hashtags to celebrity interviews, mental illness is having a cultural moment.

12 hours ago

Here’s What Happened When I Tried A Fitbit For My Lady Bits

I never thought I would feel competitive with my own vagina.

12 hours ago

4 Ways Practicing Mindfulness Can Improve Your Mental Health

Is mindfulness just another trend, or could it actually have the power to change your life?

May 18, 2018

How Fan-Fiction Played A Central Role In My Bisexual Awakening

As a nerdy millennial, fanfiction is a rite of passage.

May 18, 2018

On Not Eating In Front Of You: Have Patience With Me

I have restrictive type anorexia, something that rears its ugly head at unexpected times.

May 17, 2018

25 People Share The Thing That Made Them Realize They Needed Help

Content warning: Themes of mental illness that some readers may find triggering.

May 17, 2018

How to Get Yourself Off – And Why You Should Be Doing It On The Reg

Ah, the month of May: spring, flowers and Mother’s Day. But did you know May is also International Masturbation Month?

May 16, 2018

How It Felt To See The Man Who Raped Me Find Love

I wanted to see his life fall apart, but instead, I saw him being happy. 

May 11, 2018

How To Visit A Gynecologist While You’re Abroad

Visiting the OB-GYN is daunting enough, but doing it in a foreign country? You need to be extra prepared. 

May 10, 2018

All I Care About Is Being Pretty

As I get older, I’m painfully aware that however pretty I am, that prettiness might be approaching the end of its shelf life.

May 10, 2018

Yes, I’m Fat, I’m Not Going Anywhere And I’m Not Shutting Up

I’ve learned that someone else’s opinion of my body doesn’t matter.

May 7, 2018

Two Weeks After My Abortion, Blood Soaked Through My Office Chair

I knew something was wrong. Something was trickling down my legs.
May 7, 2018

This Is What It’s Like To Date After Domestic Abuse

May 4, 2018

9 Totally Unexpected Uses For Castor Oil

The most essential oil of all?

May 4, 2018

A Midwife Answers Your Burning, Itching, Most Embarrassing Questions

Weird smells, sounds and STIs? She’s seen it all.

May 4, 2018

What Living With Borderline Personality Disorder Feels Like

I’m taking a deep breath and telling the truth now. 

May 2, 2018

Vaginismus: The Silent Condition I Discovered I Had By Accident

It all began with adolescent me, a bathroom, and a box of tampons.

May 2, 2018

Chronic PMS Almost Ruined My Life

I’m 26, and this is the first time I’ve ever experienced feelings of despair that I was born a woman.

April 27, 2018

How Making The Bed Helps Me Cope With My Depression

There are days when getting out of bed takes grit.

April 27, 2018

Navigating The Complexities Of My Sexuality As A Black Woman

I can’t help but feel society doesn’t want me to have a positive relationship with sex.

April 25, 2018
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