I have struggled with eating disorders for most of my life, though I have only just realized how long. Through writing this piece it became clear to me that I started the practice of ignoring my body when I was 11. After practicing that for so long, it's no wonder that it can seem normal to me. [...]
Today is day three of my period: the sleepy, mopey day. It was a real struggle to get out of bed; luckily, it’s Sunday. I could only drag myself out of bed and into some very forgiving tights after two hours of hugging a heating pad to my stomach [...]
Hot flashes, mood swings, aches and other pains in the…well, beside the butt. This is what a lot of people associated with menopause. And I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t given it much thought until recently. [...]
When the Pill was first developed, it could not be sold as contraception because contraception was not legal. Instead, hormonal birth control had to be prescribed to “normalize” periods. “Normalize” was code for being “not pregnant” (wink-wink).