BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Mar 02, 2015
“I urgently request to speak to the president, because I’m tired of living with this illness. I want her approval so I can get a shot that will make me sleep forever.” That is the plea 14-year-old Valentina Maureira made in an effort to end her life.
Valentina Maureira is suffering from an incurable genetic disease, cystic fibrosis, it is the same disease that took her younger brother’s life when he was just six years old. She made her plea to the current President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet. Read More
BY Jamie Bogert
on Feb 23, 2015
There’s a crisis on our hands, folks, and our bros are the ones bound to suffer. In an effort to get swoll, chiseled, and lean, bros across the nation are subjecting themselves to harmful chemicals and GMOs whenever they take a swig from their standard protein shakes.
Organic Valley, the Wisconsin based organic co-op, is looking out for them with their new digital ad, “Save The Bros.” It is a vital attempt to protect and save the “bro colony” we are currently in danger of losing. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 08, 2015
For many women and girls in developing countries, menstruating is a great social, financial, and physical burden. But thanks to Femme International’s Feminine Health Management Program—an initiative that provides thousands of girls in East African secondary schools with menstrual cups—the load may be slightly lightened.
Typically, sanitary pads are $1 each—a seemingly small amount to many. But because the average daily wage of a day laborer in Africa is only about $1.25, the cost can be debilitating. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Dec 25, 2014
Smart Strategies for When Migraines Strike
Your skull is pounding, and you feel like you’re about to lose your lunch. On top of that, you’re dizzy, tired, and disoriented. Welcome to having a migraine! These nasty neurological events happen to way more women than men, and they can mess up your stomach, vision, hearing, and balance, leaving you in a puddle of pain. Treatment for migraines is a headache in and of itself, since symptoms and triggers are different for everybody. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
in Eat Me
on Dec 18, 2014
It doesn’t take an expert to tell you that stress-eating Doritos at your computer probably isn’t going to help you finish your to-do list. But we’ve all been there, reaching for the quickest comfort food we can get our hands on when times get tough. Still, processed foods aren’t going to give your body the boost it needs to deal with day-to-day anxiety. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Dec 17, 2014
You might think that since scientists have been working on a male birth control option for ages, there would be a solution by now. Unfortunately, since the creation of the birth control pill (and since the beginning of time), the responsibility onus has largely fallen on women.
Now, new trials in Indonesia suggest we might have a male birth control pill in the near future. That’s right: boys and men, on the pill. This could be a reality very soon. For Indonesia at least.
Except that … this development isn’t entirely new. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 15, 2014
Whether you are a full-time yoga lover or a heavy skeptic of the spiritual practice, this month you can experience some yoga studios in your area for F-R-E-E at over 1,600 participating studios all over the country! Thanks to the Department of Health and Human Services, for the last four years, September has been deemed a national yoga month! The Yoga Health Foundation is providing plenty of educational information and a way to link up to your local yoga studios for a week of free classes. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 14, 2014
On your marks, get set, code! This weekend, The Ace Hotel kicks off its second Codeathon series, this time with a focus on women’s health. The Ace and its partners, Jawbone and the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Initiative, will challenge female developers and designers to create new apps focused around women’s physical and mental health. Female innovators in technology and medicine will mentor these women and also judge the final products. Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 14, 2014
When I was 12, I started on a new medication that caused me to gain quite a bit of weight. I went from being so skinny that if you turned me sideways I couldn’t be seen to being relatively average sized. But I was 12, and after having been impossibly skinny for my entire life, I felt enormous. I stopped wearing shorts or skirts that fell more than an inch above the knee because I perceived my thighs as huge. I would get upset about how “fat” I was and eat to comfort myself. It became a very unhealthy cycle and soon I truly was overweight. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Jun 24, 2014
On a Friday evening in Harlem, I met up with Mitra Kaboli, one of the Producers and Editors for the feminist podcast Audio Smut. On June 17, Audio Smut shot to number one on iTunes in the sexuality category, beating out famed talk personalities like Dan Savage. Big things are happening in the radio world for this team, primarily made up of young women. Read More