girl power

The Good, The Bad, And The Bloody – My First Week With the Diva Cup

Aww periods. The beautiful monthly moment that is a mix of emotions. First there’s excitement knowing you successfully avoided pregnancy another month in a row, but for me the excitement quickly fades as I begin to worry that the pain I am experiencing can only be explained by the fact that my uterus is slowly falling out of my body.

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Beauty Products – Chemicals, Money and Socialization

Let us start this post with a few questions. For those of you wearing makeup right now- why are you wearing it? Is it because you woke up this morning and your first thought was “I cannot wait to be creative with my makeup today?” Is it “ugh shit I look tired I better spruce things up?” Somewhere in between those two thoughts maybe? Are you putting it on for you or is it so the people around you think you are performing your role as a put together human correctly?

This is by no means to shame those of you who wear makeup or use any beauty/body products – it is to start a conversation about why.

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Happy Birthday Wilma Rudolph!

Happy Birthday Wilma Rudolph!

On June 23, 1940 an Olympic star was born. The journey to get this title was a difficult one. Rudolph was born premature, with numerous health problems. After developing pneumonia and polio many figured she would be disabled for her whole life. Because of leg problems she had to wear a brace on her left leg for years. Speaking of her childhood Rudolph stated:

My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.  

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How Not to React to Miley Cyrus on Gender and Sexuality

This post was originally posted on The Good Men Project which you can check out here!

Miley Cyrus: a name that conjures many images. Some think of the young girl who played Hannah Montana in their child’s favorite television show. Others imagine the leotard sporting, foam finger wearing woman dancing with Robin Thicke at the VMA’s. Now more often than not it’s the latter. And either way her name makes people raise eyebrows. Cyrus is aware of her ability to turn heads, “when you have all eyes on you, what are you saying? And that’s what I had to ask myself a lot. It’s like, I know you’re going to look at me more if my breasts are out, so look at me. And then I’m going to tell you about my foundation for an hour and totally hustle you.” 

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Let’s Stop Confusing Being Politically Correct with Being A Decent Human Being

There has been a story circulating the Internet about an amazing twelve-year-old girl who penned an open letter to Dick’s Sporting Goods about their latest magazine. As she was flipping through the magazine she noticed that there were NO girl models. A young basketball player herself she felt that this was not fair. She wanted to see herself reflected in their catalogue. Who can blame her?

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