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Endometriosis Foundation FYI Real Talk

Real Talk: Stronger Than My Endometriosis Struggle

Endometriosis

This piece, Stronger Than My Struggle: My Battle with Hormones and Beyond, originally appeared on Endofound.org By Kelly Jones, Shreveport, IA I feel broken inside sometimes. I’ve struggled with periods, sex, getting a handle on my emotions, and getting pregnant. It seems like these things come so easily to other women, and it makes me feel like I’m defective. Although I don’t consider myself lucky to have endometriosis, I do consider…

FYI PMS

7 Simple Tricks to Help Avoiding a PMS Fueled Fight

PMS

PMS happens, but fights don’t have to. We’ve got some tips on how to avoid a PMS fueled fight, when you’re seeing red. Breathe Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale. When you’re all wound up, deep breathing can help you let it go. Take a moment to center yourself, to move away from the situation, and catch your breath. Talk it Out It might not be your first choice, but…

Girl Power

5 Badass Female Illustrators to Watch Right Now

female illustrators

It’s no secret that art inspires, but at its best it also empowers. There are countless incredible female illustrators using their art to do just that. Using humor and poignant observations of society, the conversations these artists provoke with their work are crucial if we are going to affect true change. Here are some female artists we’re currently swooning over: Alison Rachel Alison Rachel’s Recipes for Self Love…

FYI Period Guide

Menstrual Delights: Baths for Period Pain (P.S. They Burn Calories)

Baths for Period Pain

There’s nothing like a hot bath to help you unwind, relax, and even to cool your cramps. It’s a well-known secret that baths for period pain work wonders and we’re here to spread the news for those who aren’t yet in-the-know. How do baths relax you? A University of Wolverhampton study found “bathing improved general psychological wellness radically.” The quiet solitude spent in absolute (womb-like) comfort, can help you…

FYI STDs

Trichomoniasis or “Trich”: The STD You Might Not Know (But Should)

Trichomoniasis

It’s one of the most common STDs, but it’s also one you might not have heard of: Trichomoniasis or “trich”.  So let’s talk about trich. How common is Trichomoniasis? It’s the most common curable STD An estimated 3.7 million people in the US have the infection Only about 30% develop any symptoms of trichomoniasis Infection is more common in women than in men Older women are more likely than younger…

Real Talk

Real Talk: Walking with Lions (While on my Period)

walking with lions on your period

The original plan was shark diving. The night before we were suppose to go, we learned that the dive had been cancelled due to rain, which still seems really weird because I don’t see how sharks would be bothered by rain. Not that I wasn’t relieved. My mom, who was an epic travel companion, was the one who had wanted to go shark diving instead of wine tasting…