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

Beyond the Invisible

We were really pleased to be invited to the launch of the Beyond the Invisible photography exhibition with our Cysters Champion Nikita Chadha. Cysters are looking forward to being part of on going conversations around this on going campaign, and feeding into discussions around reproductive health from the perspective of marginalized and BAME communities. We 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