Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Bio

Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez is a diversity content specialist whose work can be seen in The Washington Post, InStyle, The Guardian, and many other places. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez Articles

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Womanism: A Spiritual Resistance For Black Women

For me, feminism felt like finding a beautiful shoe in the wrong size. No matter how much I strained, it never seemed to be a perfect fit. I found my size in womanism.

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Breastfeeding Is A Reproductive Rights Issue — And I Am Pro-Choice

There are far too many stressors involved to force breastfeeding on new mothers. And far too many challenges involved to continue to pressure women who are dealing with a multitude of other issues into choosing one style of feeding.

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Moms flying alone with kids need more support and less judgement.

5 Easy Ways To Help Moms Flying Alone With Kids

Next time you see moms flying alone with kids, try some of these tips. You might make someone's day.

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Sex, Shame, And Sex-Esteem: Unlearning Harmful Attitudes Toward Sexuality

It’s time we stop teaching shame and start spending more time fostering healthy sexual identities in young girls.

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The journey to a positive body image requires a different path for all people.

What It's Like To Undergo Weight Loss Surgery

A Q&A with someone who has first-hand experience with weight loss surgery.

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There’s nothing wrong with frugality. However, if spending money causes physical or emotional discomfort, it might be a sign of something more serious.

The Ugly Side Of Frugality​

There’s nothing wrong with frugality. However, if spending money causes physical or emotional discomfort, it might be a sign of something more serious.

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Things need to change to increase Black breastfeeding rates.

Before You Tell Black Women To Breastfeed, Consider This

A clear medical bias and the stresses of new motherhood, often leaves Black women unsupported on their breastfeeding journeys.

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"On the worst days, remember that tomorrow is a new day to start fresh and improve on yesterday's mishaps (which probably weren't as disastrous as you thought)."

4 Simple Tips For Moms Who Want To Practice Mindfulness

Motherhood is stressful, and between regretting things we did in the past and planning for the future, it's hard to remember to eat lunch. Despite being pulled every possible direction, it’s important to practice self-care. And one of the easiest ways to ensure that you are taking care of yourself is to practice mindfulness.

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I couldn’t believe the medical system and several of my peers had me obsessing about my food consumption. I was experiencing food shaming during pregnancy.

Food Shaming During Pregnancy Is More Stressful Than Weight Gain 

I couldn’t believe the medical system and several of my peers had me obsessing about my food consumption. I was experiencing food shaming during pregnancy.

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