Articles with menstruation

This is Why

This is Why

I crumple on the exam table, feeling small and dusty like a battered moth. Eventually, the grease on my body began to congeal after days of not showering. Now I am coated. When the doctor re-enters the room, I will myself…

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Christine Stoddard

Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and artist based in Brooklyn. Previously, her writings have appeared in Marie Claire, Bustle, The Feminist Wire, Teen Vogue, So to Speak, Cosmopolitan, Ravishly, and beyond. In 2014, Folio Magazine named her one of the top 20 media visionaries in their 20s for founding Quail Bell Magazine. Christine also is the author of Hispanic and Latino Heritage in Virginia (The History Press) and a forthcoming chapbook of flash fiction from Dancing Girl Press.

BARK B*TCH

BARK B*TCH

I think about renouncing my gender of woman often, even knowing it won’t change what’s happened to me already because of my womanhood.…

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Hannah Carr-Murphy

Hannah Carr-Murphy is a writer and musician from Black Hawk County, Iowa. She is currently pursuing a master's in community music at University of Limerick, Ireland. Her poetry and essays can be found in ADANNA, Persephone's Daughters, and the collection Exs (Final Thursday Press).

To the Male Doctors Who Do NOT Understand How Pulmonary Hypertension Affects MY Life

To the Male Doctors Who Do NOT Understand How Pulmonary Hypertension Affects MY Life

I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PH) nearly three years ago. It was a few days before Christmas. PH is a rare, life-threatening heart-lung condition that is incurable, and often fatal. My family and I received the news that…

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Serena Lawrence

Tea snob and pastry enthusiast. Artist turned activist. Freelance writer. Boston Terrier mama and bubble bath queen. Raising awareness, advocacy and patient support for pulmonary hypertension

Reclaiming Our Periods and Erasing the Taboo Associated with Menstruation

Reclaiming Our Periods and Erasing the Taboo Associated with Menstruation

Over the last few months, I have noticed something: periods are disappearing!  Not with anyone in particular, but just in general. Periods are disappearing from popular culture and have returned to the outer fringes as if they were once again an…

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Dr. Dannii Cohen

Dannii Cohen is a former stand-up comedian and comedy writer turned author, psychologist, professional counselor, life coach and self-help expert. She is specialized in LGBT issues, anxiety, women’s issues, female empowerment, and bullying. Dannii is an agony aunt for The Gay UK. Her books; When Clouds Hide The Sun, Christopher The Lonely Bear and 50 Things To Know To Have A Better Life, are all on Amazon.