Endo – what?!

From the time I started having my periods at age 11, I do not remember having a pain free period. I spent my teenage years going from doctor to doctor for relief. Most of them told me that it was my “normal”, gave me pain killers and anti-nausea medication then would send me on my Continue Reading

Period Shaming

By Sheila Harrington Jane Garvey, one of Women’s Hour’s presenters, recently sent a pre-show tweet saying that she was going to be talking about how women feel about having sex while on their period (period sex). Some of the replies she received were as follows: ‘Crikey’ A range of disgusted GIFs ‘It’s just eeewww to Continue Reading

Male Mental Illness & Fights Against Patriarchies

Male Mental Illness & Fights Against Patriarchies* Shuranjeet Singh *This article acknowledges the breadth of patriarchal formulations but focuses its discussion of patriarchies on cis-het perspectives alongside considerations of ethnicity & class. ** In this article ‘male’ large refers to ‘cis-male’, that is someone who was ascribed ‘male’ at birth and currently also identifies as 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

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