PCOS

PCOS And The Pressure To Perform Womanhood — Even If You Aren't A Woman

I stand in the bathroom for six hours. My parents and brother are gone, and I stand there, staring in the mirror, staring at the butter knife on the Read...
Naseem Jamnia    |   03.20.17   |   SHARE
The second pregnancy with PCOS - lightning struck again. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Camila Cordeira)

Pregnant With PCOS

When I turned 21, my body crashed. I chalked it up to the regular 21-year-old things that are normally to blame on "being fat:" exhaustion, digestion Read...
Carrie Saum    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
Families
All I wanted was to access healthcare without more strange men telling me what to do with my body.

Stop Treating Me Like My Body Is A Problem To Be Fixed

I don’t know that I’ve ever really trusted doctors. My mother, a nurse as long as I’ve known her, tried to teach me to advocate for myself. She told Read...
Voices
Kerryn manages to commit every fallacy of fatphobia in less than three minutes. Image: screengrab — Steven Tanenbaum/Vimeo.

Kerryn Feehan: Concern Troll, Fatphobe, and Bullshit Artist

Actress and comic Kerryn Feehan decided to use a publicity opportunity on a radio show to go after the show’s intern Whitney Way Thore, who is the Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   07.27.16   |   SHARE
Bodies
With almost a decade of various kinds of activism under my belt, I am more than familiar with the important work that Planned Parenthood does.

I Visited Planned Parenthood For The First Time At Age 29

It had never occurred to me to visit [a Planned Parenthood].... And yet, in a culture where the rights and healthcare needs of people assigned female Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   06.30.16   |   SHARE
Voices
Whatever you decide to put on your body while you are swimming with your family, have fun with it. Image: Thinkstock.

The Mombod Swimsuit Guide

The Internet has told us that instead of selling our wild summer children to a band of traveling performers, we should go swimming with them instead Read...
Carrie Saum    |   06.24.16   |   SHARE
Bodies
There are so many of us who look at blood-drenched underwear and see nothing but hurt. Image: Thinkstock.

A Love Letter To Those Whose Periods Make Them Cry

[CN: pregnancy, miscarriage] Plenty of period-positive activists point out that the beauty of menstrual blood is that it’s the only blood that doesn’ Read...
Sian Ferguson    |   05.27.16   |   SHARE
Voices

Meet The World's Most Beautiful Bride ... With A Beard

This young woman's bravery and self-acceptance is refreshing. Her courage to speak out against pressure to conform and hide your true self shows true Read...
Samantha M of Your Tango    |   07.8.15   |   SHARE
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