I have a fear of losing my job because of too much time off.
Dafina Malovska’s Story Everyone has a story, and this is mine. My name is Dafina and I’m 39, originally from Macedonia but I have been living & working in London for 15 years. Five years ago, I was living a normal life and doing all the normal things that young people do; working on my Continue Reading
The Love Your Period Campaign: Behind the Scenes The ‘Love Your Period’ Campaign was set up by 17-year-old Molly Fenton in March 2019 and is run by Molly and her 12-year-old sister Tilly. Hi there! My name is Molly, founder of the LYP campaign. After spending time off school due to illness, I decided to Continue Reading
Elizabeth Schneider, MS If you’re like me and ever curious about your body and its functions, you’ve probably ‘Googled’ your condition, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This search typically yields the same sort of results about PCOS symptoms: ‘irregular menstrual periods, excess body and facial hair, obesity, infertility, etc.’ Having done this a few times, I, Continue Reading
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
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
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
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