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Does Being Underwater Stop Your Period?

Does Being Underwater Stop Your Period?

But, as it turns out, I was just buying into one of many myths abound about menstruation. “It is a very common misconception that a woman’s period will stop when she gets into the water, and that is not the case,” explains Temeka Zore, MD, OB/GYN, a reproductive endocrinologist at Spring Fertility. “While I don’t…
For Couples, Being Stuck Inside Together Isn’t The Same As Being Intimate

For Couples, Being Stuck Inside Together Isn’t The Same As Being Intimate

Of course, if you’re quarantining without your partner, you’re facing a whole different type of barrier. Sure, couples have been making long-distance work since before FaceTime was a thing. But the era we’re living in puts them under additional pressure. “The world has changed, and we are going through extraordinarily stressful times,” notes Rachel Sussman,…
A Week Being Unemployed In New York, NY

A Week Being Unemployed In New York, NY

8 a.m. — Eat a rice cake with peanut butter and out the door with my mom to go to the grocery store. She is a bit older so I like to go and help her with heavy items, push the cart, and load the car. I am heading back to the city after being…
Why Are The Protestors Being Framed As The Problem? White Supremacy.

Why Are The Protestors Being Framed As The Problem? White Supremacy.

You can be fighting for justice against a system and a government that does not value your life or the lives of your community members and you will be seen and portrayed as an instigator. But, protestors are not the problem, nor are their tactics. The problem is, and has always been, the white supremacist,…
What It’s Like Being A Queer, Latinx Parent-To-Be During The Coronavirus Pandemic

What It’s Like Being A Queer, Latinx Parent-To-Be During The Coronavirus Pandemic

I want my child to know that I’m fighting for a more supportive world for us. For me, that means fighting for more support for our communities’ mental health, in order to help us walk through our collective traumas: from the ICE raids; from the anti-LGBTQ discrimination; and from this pandemic, which is hitting Latinx…
Salons Are Being Ordered To Close To Prevent Coronavirus — Here’s How You Can Help

Salons Are Being Ordered To Close To Prevent Coronavirus — Here’s How You Can...

The ordinance also includes nail shops, hair removal studios, and many other businesses that "cannot be provided while maintaining social distance," the order states. But New York isn't the first, or only, to put similar rules into place: Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are also requiring beauty pros to close their doors.Meanwhile, many cities in…
The Danger Of Being A Black Woman In Brazil

The Danger Of Being A Black Woman In Brazil

After Franco’s death, Brazilian women took to the streets to protest for their rights, and also to rally against a racist, misogynist political figure looming over their country. Sound familiar? When the documentary was shot, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro was running for president of Brazil and his similarities to Donald Trump were glaring. While campaigning…
A Week Of Being Unemployed In New York, NY

A Week Of Being Unemployed In New York, NY

5 p.m. — Home, showered, in bed. Parents, G., and I have a celebratory glass of champagne. Sometime around 7, our FreshDirect arrives (we get basic stuff delivered weekly, about $50-70 depending on what we need, split evenly, paid for last week). We quickly unpack the La Croix, quinoa, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, a bag…
I Love My Kid, But…I’m Sick Of Being Told How To Parent

I Love My Kid, But…I’m Sick Of Being Told How To Parent

I remember sitting in the waiting room of a doctor’s office, my newborn clutched to my chest and my face a haggard sight, reflecting some mix of being completely enamored with my child and having barely slept since her birth. A lady beside me must have known the look in my eyes, as she chuckled,…
Jonathan Van Ness Is Ready To Talk About Being HIV-Positive

Jonathan Van Ness Is Ready To Talk About Being HIV-Positive

“When Queer Eye’ came out, it was really difficult because I was like, ‘Do I want to talk about my status?” he said. “And then I was like, ‘The Trump administration has done everything they can do to have the stigmatization of the LGBT community thrive around me.’” He paused before adding, “I do feel…

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