Use it or Lose it – White Privilege and the Danger of a Single Story

For anyone who doesn’t know me, my name is Nikita Aashi Chadha and I’m 27 years old. I’m a British national by birth, but I’m from the Indian Diaspora – desi (in my own way) and proud. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and PCOS last year in 2018, following a laparoscopy. The road to referral and diagnosis Continue Reading

Fight Patriarchy with us!

We need you. We have a platform for you to share your stories, your thoughts and challenge the narrative around the way Reproductive and Mental Health is currently reported. Without a diverse mix of voices we are unable to connect with our audience. We know that marginalized individuals rarely have a chance to tell their Continue Reading

Soul Cysters – A Spotlight on PMDD

The Soul Cysters Series, is a collection of different narratives around reproductive health and wellbeing. We wanted to highlight those amazing individuals who are working hard to advocate for better healthcare for us all. This month we are featuring Laura one of the co-founders of the vicious cycle project. Find out more about this power Continue Reading

Sandwell and West Birmingham Healthcare Trust partners with Cysters

Cysters have formed a partnership with Sandwell and West Birmingham Healthcare Trust to tackle issues around women’s health, including period poverty. Period poverty is on the rise in the UK and Sandwell and west Birmingham is known to be one of the most deprived areas in the country meaning that many people will be struggling Continue Reading

Founder of Cysters defies trolling and gets Special Recognition at Pride of Birmingham Awards

What. A. Night. And not one we thought we would ever be writing about. After all, this wasn’t part of our plan. We simply wanted to Inform, Educate and Empower women to make informed choices on their reproductive and mental health. Who would have thought a grassroots organisation, who have never received funding to pursue Continue Reading

10 Self Care Tips

Self Care tips A major component of self care is being aware of the messages your body is communicating. 1. Go easy on yourself It’s that time of year, theres food everywhere and then suddenly there’s a social obligation to become fit and healthy in January. I call it the fresh start effect. But this Continue Reading

Prime Minister’s Office 10 Downing Street

Cysters 1059. Neelam Heera Neelam Heera, from Birmingham, is the founder of ‘Cysters’, a charity that is removing cultural barriers in BAME communities surrounding women’s health issues. Neelam suffered from polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis from the age of 18 and realised that talking about gynaecological health issues can still be a taboo in Asian Continue Reading

UK Prime Minister awards outstanding paralegal and charity founder

Charity Founder makes a “point” about reproductive and mental health. British Prime Minister Theresa May has recognised former Huddersfield student, now midlands based paralegal and charity founder Neelam Heera with the Points of Light award for her tireless work on tackling the taboo of women’s reproductive and mental health in marginalised communities. In a personal letter Continue Reading