The importance of a strong support system when living with a chronic illness

Life can be hard at the best of times, for everyone, but when you’re living with a body that you are consistently have to fight against, it can feel like no one will ever understand your pain and struggle. Everyone needs support at certain times of their lives and sometimes people just aren’t up to Continue Reading

Thank you THSH Birmingham!

International Women’s Day usually means events across all sectors promoting how AWESOME women are.. and Cysters were lucky enough to be part of this! The Birmingham Town Hall Symphony Hall, held a weekend donation drive for Cysters, collecting menstrual products for us to distribute to Handsworth Association of Schools and various charities across the region. Continue Reading

The “Hidden” costs of Endometriosis

Whas is endometriosis anyway? Quite simply put it’s where the tissue that is similar to the lining of the womb starts growing in other places. On average it takes 7 and a half years to diagnose. Endometriosis UK, have done some sterling work around finding out the incurred for these sufferers, by partnering with Standard Continue Reading

Virginity – A Social Constraint?

I’ve always believed that the concept of virginity was a social constraint. Actually, that’s a lie. It’s taken me years of constant unlearning to get to this point. My belief that it is a social constraint doesn’t mean that I don’t think that virginity and sex doesn’t carry emotional weight. Because it does, and it Continue Reading

Is period poverty, a thing? What Can I do to help?

Cysters is a charity based on the concept of Cysterhood (pronounced Sisterhood) – and with that in mind everyone is Our Cyster. Hence – Our Cysters, tackling period poverty in the midlands. We will be working alongside organisations such as Midlands Langar Seva to deliver the products to homeless individuals and Handsworth Association of Schools to Continue Reading