Endometriosis is a hormonal and immunological condition that affects about one in ten people with periods. It is both painful and progressive, which means it gets worse over time if it’s ignored or masked. If you’ve got it, or think you might have it, you’re not doomed. Here are ten things you can do to improve endometriosis and manage its symptoms.
Queens Teens Get School Meal Hubs to Distribute Menstrual Products
Photos Courtesy of Nicole Soret and Mya Abdelwahab
We want to virtually high five and lift up Nicole Soret and Mya Abdelwahab – teenagers who took it upon themselves to reach out to the Department of Education and request that menstrual products be made available at school food distribution centers. The DoE shouldn’t have needed students to shine a light on this need, but we’re sure glad Nicole and Mya spoke up. Read more about the pair, their initiatives, and period poverty here. The future is bright, vocal, and brazen.
Join our founder for the Unexplained Infertility Summit (FREE)
Did you know that 30% of women who have difficulty conceiving are given a diagnosis of "unexplained infertility" and are sent off to IUI or IVF? And not only are those invasive, expensive procedures unavailable right now, but for 80% of those women, they’re not even necessary. These "diagnoses" are a failure to understand and discover a root cause, and in 80% of cases, these couples CAN conceive naturally.
Join our founder, Kirsten Karchmer, along with 20+ doctors, researchers, and women's healthcare experts for the free Unexplained Infertility Summit. From May 25th to the 27th, they’ll be answering questions and sharing insights as to how women with unexplained infertility diagnoses can conceive naturally and avoid invasive procedures.
The Mrs. Files
By Sherman Grinberg Library Via Getty Images /New York Times
The New York Time’s The Mrs. Files provides a fascinating look at the history of the honorific “Mrs.” and how it affected the identity of women. Did you know that referring to women as “Mrs. [Husband’s Name]” didn’t really become a thing until the 19th century and the cult of domesticity? The creators of this project are “looking back at [the] archives with a contemporary lens to explore, through essays, photos and poetry, what names and marriage mean to women and their identity.”
Women x Webbys
Shoutout to a few of our favorite Webby Award Winners; Pussypedia, Planned Parenthood, Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, Issa Rae, and Tierra Whack! The internet (and the world) would be a darker, less feminist, place without them.
Better Period Giveaway
Art by @realfunwow