Redefining Strength

What does it mean to be strong in a world where it is defined by stoicism and physicality? Is it still possible to strong when you exist beyond these categories? The more people I meet, the more I begin to realise that strength is to exist in the face of adversity. And adversity exists in Continue Reading

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

Is my vagina normal?

Is my vagina normal? In short yes. But we are angry. Angry at the rise of social media trends, that deem woman have to look a certain way, particularly with regards to their vulva. Labiaplasty, is the most common form of female genital cosmetic surgery, involves the lips of the vagina being shortened or reshaped. 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