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Entertainment

I Launched An Alcohol-Free Drink Brand To Dismantle Stigma & Revolutionize The Idea Of “Sobriety”

I Launched An Alcohol-Free Drink Brand To Dismantle Stigma & Revolutionize The Idea Of “Sobriety”

By Becca Gardner My name is Becca, and by way of introduction, I don’t like flying, I don’t like crowds, I don’t have a cat, and I’m sober… It’s funny […]

Girl on a Mission

Diva Co-Founder Carinne Chambers-Saini On Revolutionizing The Menstrual Market

Diva Co-Founder Carinne Chambers-Saini On Revolutionizing The Menstrual Market

Did you know that menstrual cups were invented in the late 1800s, and first entered the market in the 1930s, but it only turned mainstream almost 80 years later! Although […]

Creativity

Award-Winning Author’s Novel Shines Light On Traumatic History Of Maternity Homes For Unwed Mothers

Award-Winning Author’s Novel Shines Light On Traumatic History Of Maternity Homes For Unwed Mothers

By Julia Brewer Daily From the 1930s to the 1980s, pregnant unwed women were shamed by their parents and society into making emotionally devastating decisions. Women did not have birth […]

Health

Most Women Will Experience Thrush At Some Point. Why Is There So Much Stigma?

Most Women Will Experience Thrush At Some Point. Why Is There So Much Stigma?

By Krishma Patel A majority of women, from a young age, at some point in their lives have endured thrush but were too embarrassed to talk about it. They would […]

Girl on a Mission

Author Paulette Stout Takes On The Orgasm Gap & Sexual Stigma In New Novel ‘Love, Only Better’

Author Paulette Stout Takes On The Orgasm Gap & Sexual Stigma In New Novel ‘Love, Only Better’

In a world where a 42% “orgasm gap” exists between men and women, it is imperative to open up a meaningful and frank conversations about the pressures and insecurities women […]

Health

Health Experts Team With Period Product Co. To Talk About Menstruation As The 5th Vital Sign

Health Experts Team With Period Product Co. To Talk About Menstruation As The 5th Vital Sign

We’re all familiar with the 4 vital signs that doctors and health professionals often talk about: body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate and blood pressure. Health experts use these signs […]

Health

How FemTech Is Winning On Clubhouse & Why You Should Tap In

How FemTech Is Winning On Clubhouse & Why You Should Tap In

By Alley Lyles for FemTech Focus By 2030, the FemTech market value will cross $48.5B; the evaluation reflects the currently unmet needs for products and services that contribute to women’s […]

Causes

Jordan Corcoran, founder of Listen, Lucy. Photo: Listenlucy.org

This Org. Launched A Powerful Mental Health Campaign To Share Stories In Schools + End The Stigma

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illnesses are common in the United States. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (46.6 million in 2017). […]

Entertainment

Leaving Silence Behind: How I Overcame Stigma From Racism & AIDS By Telling My Story

Leaving Silence Behind: How I Overcame Stigma From Racism & AIDS By Telling My Story

By Elena Schwolsky I shifted nervously in my metal folding chair. The harsh fluorescent lights of the church basement magnified my discomfort. I was attending my first meeting of a […]

Family Life

4 Things Everyone Needs To Stop Saying To Women Who Don’t Want Kids

4 Things Everyone Needs To Stop Saying To Women Who Don’t Want Kids

By Heather Taylor for Fairygodboss You’re not alone if you don’t want children. New data from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has […]

Contributors

Ending The Stigma – Why Fact-Based, Medically-Accurate, Comprehensive Sex Ed. Matters

Ending The Stigma – Why Fact-Based, Medically-Accurate, Comprehensive Sex Ed. Matters

By Liz Greene Is sexual education the responsibility of parents or the public school system? This debate has been raging for far too long — and unfortunately, the only losers […]

Contributors, Health

Pregnancy, Trauma & Stigma – Why Mental Health Issues Are More Common Among Women

Pregnancy, Trauma & Stigma – Why Mental Health Issues Are More Common Among Women

By Liz Greene Though mental health disorders can affect anyone of any gender, race, or age, research suggests that women are about 40 percent more likely than men to be […]

Causes

Merck’s ‘More Than A Mother’ Campaign Challenges Infertility Stigma & Empowers Women In Africa

Merck’s ‘More Than A Mother’ Campaign Challenges Infertility Stigma & Empowers Women In Africa

German-based innovative healthcare company Merck first launched their ‘More Than A Mother’ campaign in 2015 in Kenya, with the aim to reduce the suffering and stigma of infertile women. The […]

Contributors

I Talk About My Debilitating Struggle With Anxiety To Educate People About Mental Illness

I Talk About My Debilitating Struggle With Anxiety To Educate People About Mental Illness

By Liz Greene I was on my knees in front of the toilet, retching. I’d brought up all the food in my stomach, but I didn’t dare move. My babysitter […]

Interviews

Founders Of The #ShoutYourAbortion Mov’t Want To Strip Way The Stigma From Women’s Stories

Founders Of The #ShoutYourAbortion Mov’t Want To Strip Way The Stigma From Women’s Stories

In case you haven’t noticed there are two distinct groups in society (especially in the US) which control the narrative around women’s bodies, reproductive rights, and abortion. No prizes for […]