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IBS Might Be More Than Just Embarrassing – It Could Also Be Linked to EDs

July 7, 2014 | Nikita Moody

Trigger warning for discussion of eating disorders.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a fairly common condition which affects the digestive system. If you or someone you know has it, you are probably aware that it can be pretty embarrassing. Common symptoms … Read More

Achalasia: Why I Always Eat Alone

June 26, 2014 | Christina Rinnert

TW for discussion of weight and mention of eating disorders.

I eat lunch alone. It’s not because I am antisocial or because I have no friends, but because I dislike eating in front of other people. The reason is complicated, … Read More

Warning: Bodies in Mirror May Appear Larger Than They Are

June 19, 2014 | Deanna de Bara

Trigger warning for discussion of BDD, body image issues and eating disorders.

Let’s be honest – most women have struggled with body image issues at one point or another. We think our breasts are too small, our noses too big, … Read More

An Open Letter to Straight People Advocating for Safe Sex

June 11, 2014 | Lindsey Dennis | 4 Comments

Hey there,

Let me start off by saying: I love safe sex. I talk about it all the time. The number of impromptu condom demonstrations, birth control discussions, and random sex talks I’ve had with people is a little ridiculous. … Read More

7 Steps Toward Recovery From My Eating Disorder

June 5, 2014 | Nikita Moody

I have been in recovery from an eating disorder for about three years. It has been fucking difficult, and I am still far from considering myself fully recovered, but I thought I’d try and offer some advice on recovery. These … Read More

Masturbation Month is Almost Finished, But You Don’t Have to Stop Cuming!

May 27, 2014 | Sherrie Silman

May is Masturbation Month. Yet, until the morning of May 22nd I had been remiss in my self-care. During a morning rush in which it felt as if the Imps of Morning had conspired to make every small thing that … Read More

The Fitness Industry Doesn’t Care About Your Health – Just How You Look in a Bikini

May 13, 2014 | Keziyah Lewis | 4 Comments

Brooke Birmingham of the healthy living blog Brooke: Not on a Diet lost over 170 pounds and was recently approached to be featured in Shape Magazine. When the writer of the article asked Brooke to send in her “after” picture, she … Read More

How To Exercise While Staying Healthy In Body And Mind

April 20, 2014 | Abbey Lewis | One Comment

There are some people who just love to exercise. They just love it. They get an incredible mental buzz from all the physical exertion they undergo. They’ll talk your ears off about how fast they’ve run, how far, how long, the … Read More

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