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Feminspire | April 23, 2014

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Seeing Red: Why Aren’t We Paying Attention to Women’s Heart Health?

February 11, 2014 | Jillian Pagan | 2 Comments

Pop quiz: In the U.S. what is the leading cause of death amongst women?

Given the important work that various pink ribbon campaigns have done to raise awareness about breast cancer symptoms over the past couple decades, it’s understandable if … Read More

I Wanted To Be a Mother, and Endometriosis Wasn’t Going To Stop Me

December 19, 2013 | Jillian Amodio | 2 Comments

I have endometriosis. For the longest time, I let this define me.

I have finally decided that I will not allow this disease to control my life. I will not make decisions to please my disease. I will make decisions … Read More

What Kim Kardashian And New Moms Actually Have In Common

November 15, 2013 | | One Comment

The journey to giving birth is, at times, a difficult one. Not many of us are prepared for what will happen to our bodies. To be honest, there is no way to be fully prepared, as no two pregnancies are … Read More

We Need To Talk About Suicide

September 11, 2013 |

Trigger warning for discussions of suicide and mental health issues.

Today, I want to talk about suicide. Yesterday, 10th September 2013, is World Suicide Prevention Day. This week is the 39th annual National Suicide Prevention Week in the US. There … Read More

#Dearmentalhealthpatients, Sincerely, A Mental Health Professional

September 6, 2013 | Anonymous | One Comment

Trigger warning for discussions of self-harm, suicide and mental health issues.

On Wednesday, our own Mansi Kathuria wrote about #dearmentalhealthprofessional, a hashtag trending on Twitter. This hashtag has opened up a powerful avenue for discussion, debate and raising awareness of … Read More

#dearmentalhealthprofessionals, Sincerely, Someone Struggling With Mental Illness

September 4, 2013 | Mansi Kathuria | 10 Comments

A couple days ago, #dearmentalhealthprofessionals was trending on Twitter. As someone that has been dealing with depression on and off for the past six years, I have a lot to say. Not just to mental health professionals, but to friends, … Read More

Breast-Feeding: Best for Baby, or Extended Guilt Trip?

August 8, 2013 | Allison Montgomery | 7 Comments

You’re pregnant and doing your research on how to best provide nutrients and to feed your baby after your little one decides to make their debut. You are an exhausted new mom, frustrated that you are not producing enough milk … Read More

The Camp Gyno: The Video We Wish We Had Watched as Pre-Teens

August 5, 2013 | R.E. Brandt

Our culture has created a special kind of shame for women with vaginas who are on their periods. We smell. We are unclean. We are bitchy. We are over-emotional. We are irrational. We are gross. We can’t go swimming. We … Read More

Why Your Instagram Feed Shouldn’t Cause Fear of Relapse

July 12, 2013 | Raquel Reichard

Trigger warning for discussion of eating disorders

#selfie #smile #picoftheday

Instagram has taken over my life.

You wouldn’t know that if you followed me, as I rarely add any new images, and I haven’t used its embedded video feature.

But … Read More

How I Felt Anger For the First Time in 25 Years

July 11, 2013 | Kat Star | One Comment

Trigger warning, contains discussion of trauma.

As I write thus I am listening to a song that I first heard while at a residential treatment center for eating disorders. The song is called “Mirror” and is written and performed by … Read More

This Method For Finding Your Bra Size Will Blow Your Freakin’ Mind

June 17, 2013 | McKayla Reilly | 37 Comments

Ladies, this is something you have to hear. Recently, like many women in the A Bra That Fits sub-reddit, I had an epiphany. It was a revelation that dramatically changed my life. I’ve been living my life in general discomfort because I … Read More

More Than Just the “Thicker” Sister

June 14, 2013 | Laila Corbeau | 2 Comments

Trigger warning for discussion of eating disorders.

“She really should not be wearing that.”

How many times have you heard someone say that?

Next, think about how many times you have heard it said about a guy?

Rarely (if ever) … Read More