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...

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...

September 25, 2019

Guess it's time for some avo- cardio!

 I am sure that many menstruators are aware of some of the cravings we experience during our cycles, such as sweets, iron rich foods like red meat, etc. However, were you aware that certain foods can help in coping with menstr...

August 25, 2019

          Every year in New York City, "Period." a not for profit American network runs their annual "PERIOD. Con". This event brings hundreds of students from all over the U.S. together in order to eliminate stigmas surrounding...

August 25, 2019

        On Monday, March 11th at Seneca College's Newnham campus, Canada's very own Candy Palmater, delivered yet another very educational, eye-opening and empowering seminar to students and faculty. The seminar was part three of a four part series that Candy is leadin...

February 28, 2019

February is definitely a month that elicits all types of feelings and emotions. Whether its Valentine's Day, or the Strawberry Ceremony, or the fact it is Black History Month; all of these important dates remind us of the unity in all of us and the importance of love,...

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