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How Marijuana Laws Are Criminalizing a Livable Life For Those With PTSD

By Lexi McPherson On July 15, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of rape and mental illness. On October 22, 2013 I found myself on the side of a highway in South Carolina in handcuffs. Thirteen months to the day… Read More

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My Disordered Eating Gave Me Wings – Until it Took Away the Sky

By Georgia Boonshoft On July 11, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of eating disorders, addiction, suicidal thoughts. I never used to qualify my body as part of me, a God-given temple to house my soul. I looked at it as… Read More

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

By Nikita Moody On July 7, 2014

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… Read More

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Achalasia: Why I Always Eat Alone

By Christina Rinnert On June 26, 2014

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… Read More

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Warning: Bodies in Mirror May Appear Larger Than They Are

By Deanna de Bara On June 19, 2014

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… Read More

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An Open Letter to Straight People Advocating for Safe Sex

By Lindsey Dennis On June 11, 2014

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… Read More

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7 Steps Toward Recovery From My Eating Disorder

By Nikita Moody On June 5, 2014

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… Read More

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

By Sherrie Silman On May 27, 2014

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… Read More

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

By Keziyah Lewis On May 13, 2014

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… Read More

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How To Exercise While Staying Healthy In Body And Mind

By Abbey Lewis On April 20, 2014

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… Read More

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

By Jillian Pagan On February 11, 2014

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… Read More

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

By Jillian Amodio On December 19, 2013

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… Read More