August 13, 2020

       Tender breasts and bloating. Cramping and back pain. Acne and food cravings. Irritability and headaches. Sensitivity to light and digestive issues. These are just a few of some of the emotional, physical and psychological changes menstruators can experience duri...

July 30, 2020

        As we continue to enter phase 3, fitness facilities have re-opened under new regulations. As some anxiously line up to get back into their fitness routines, some are still apprehensive about returning to gyms, and others may not be able to afford a gym membersh...

May 22, 2020

The response a survivor receives when they speak about their experience of sexual violence can seriously affect one’s quality of life and ability to cope. Whether we want to believe it or not, society tends to minimalize a survivor’s experience. In fact, sometimes it a...

May 18, 2020

S e x u a l A s s a u l t. If these two words stringed together are capable of eliciting a painful response for a survivor, then why is it that the rest of the society expresses so much inconsistency with how we respond to these crimes? As we continue to endure social...

May 6, 2020

Days either fly by and blend into two, or melancholically seem to drag on forever. As we struggle to figure out what to do with ourselves and how to keep safe, it’s no doubt that many of us are feeling lost, scared, or a variety of perplexing emotions all at once. For...

May 5, 2020

The general belief in our society is that our home should be where we feel the safest. On the news we hear about shootings, car accidents and now the spread of COVID-19, the one place where none of those things are supposed to reach us is our homes. The reality for 100...

March 6, 2020

Many are unaware of the period poverty that lives on in Canada. Essentially period poverty is an economic condition that prevents individuals to purchase menstrual supplies. People have to choose between food for the month or menstrual supplies. The founder of FemCare;...

March 3, 2020

The stigma around menstruation is certainly present in many areas of the world and varies depending on where you live. We have discussed some of the stigmas surrounding periods and even cultural practices involving menstruation in previous blog posts. However, I think...

November 20, 2019

When I initially heard about re-usable pads or the Diva Cup, I’m not going to lie, I was quite apprehensive. Firstly, we’ve grown up with disposable pads and tampons being around for so long, that I was unsure about stepping outside of that comfort zone and trying some...

October 3, 2019

Currently, there are major movements taking place in areas all over the world in order to call action to climate change and other environmental concerns. Science and research strongly suggests that now is an integral time to treat the earth with a little more respect a...

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