Cyborg Ovaries: The Pill, The Patch, The IUD, The Shot and all the things

Alright y’all, this next post is a controversial one. Prepare to feel slightly unsettled, and also feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns, or points of clarification.  I believe that we are all experts of our own bodies, and so I humbly share this blog post about synthetic hormones that is rooted in my own story and stories shared with me from all over the world.

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Menstrual Mentors: Adrienne Maree Brown

In essence, the idea and practice insists that we find space for joy, happiness, comforting moments, and tender care in our everyday lives, despite the constant pressures of capitalism, hetero-patriarchy, and colonialism. As soon as I heard about it my brain thought, “YASSSSSSSSSS!!!!”. What a radical, innovative approach to social justice work and menstrual health organizing

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Sikh Vaginas and Menstruation ਮਾਹਵਾਰੀ

The first Gurus (leaders in the Sikh faith) really emphasized the power and beauty of menstruation, childbirth, and more processes of the female-assigned pelvis. Much of my learning about this comes from Guninder Kaur who writes, “the Khalsa is not created from individual parts of the body…but through the natural, [metaphorically] maternal process, with all its emotions, complexities, and hormonal effects,”

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Periods, fasting, and menstrual health during Ramadan مضان

There are thousands of years of philosophy, writing, experiences, storytelling, and more that elaborate on the beauty of Ramadan as a spiritual process.  In this blog post I share just four of these many interpretations about menstrual cycles during the fast. One of which is my own as a non-Muslim.  I would love to hear from you! I am definitely still a learner on this topic.

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How to clean and use a menstrual cup

I’ve talked to so many menstruators who are terrified of using a menstrual cup. The beauty of menstrual cups is that they are re-usable, last many years, and can hold 30 mL of blood. Are you curious about trying it out? If you don’t want to stick anything up your vagina that’s also amazing! In this blog post, I touch on the basics of menstrual cup care and usage.

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Cervical Mucus is Not an Infection

Are there egg whites coming out of your vagina? Cervical mucus (CM) is a perfectly ordinary substance that is released by the cervix into the vagina during the fertile window of our menstrual cycles. Find out more the purpose and consistency of CM in this blog post.

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5 Step Facial & Journaling Ideas

The new moon passing is perfect for cozying up and nourishing ourselves. It’s time for olympic level snacking.  I usually have PMS or Post-Ovulation right around the new moon, which is when I need self-care the most. One of my favourite self-care activities to do during the autumn part of my menstrual cycle is a five step facial routine.  The whole process takes about 30 minutes, and includes time for self-reflection.

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Film Review: Period. End of Sentence

The global menstrual health movement won big last night.  For the first time, a film about periods has earned an Oscar in 2019. Released by Netflix, Period. End of Sentence. was awarded best short documentary by the Hollywood Elite.  A real grassroots and international effort, the movie is shot in modern day India, and funded by students at Oakwood School in Los Angeles. Read my review of film here!

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