The Benefits of Breastfeeding and Cotton Nursing Pads

The debate surrounding the appropriateness of mothers breastfeeding in public highlights how women’s bodies are sites of oppression. It is a literal representation of the gender inequities we still face today. For some reason, a lot of people get really uppity when it comes to discussing breastfeeding and whether it’s ‘appropriate’ in public settings, but the […]

Why Swimming on Your Period in the Pool is Totally OK

Have you ever been stuck at home and bummed on a beautiful summer day because all of your friends are out at the pool swimming and having fun? Is it because you’re on your period and you don’t feel comfortable getting in the water? Don’t worry! We’ve got some tips to help you feel a […]

Four Men Standing Up for Women’s Healthcare (+ Rights)

Most successful initiatives for women’s healthcare are lead by or largely involve women, which is partly reflective of the disenfranchisement women face at all levels of society, but also crucial to note, as they are the ones filling the gaps in social services. Perhaps ignorance is partly to blame – having not experienced menstruation firsthand, […]

Bringing Healthy Home: Featuring Gunnar Lovelace, Fierce Man + CEO of Thrive Market

For a month that includes Father’s Day, it’s perfectly fitting we feature a Fierce Man, instead of the usual line up of women we designate the space to! Protecting women’s health, our rights, and our access to healthy menstrual care products are all critical to the continued growth of our mission. While women have been […]

5 Puberty Conversations Every Girl Should Have with Her Father

No doubt, there are some puberty conversations we never want to have with our parents, much less our fathers (especially as young girls). The idea of talking to Dad about sex and boobs can make you want to squeal, but the influence you have as a daughter over his thinking and behavior, is enormous. And, […]

3 Pivotal Period Policy Actions in New York and Around the Globe

I’m a New Yorker. There’s no doubt about it. I’m a straight shooter and I know how to seamlessly devour a slice of pizza while weaving through NYC traffic and answering emails on my smart phone. Even after almost three years of living in Los Angeles, where I learned to slow things down a bit […]

Gearing Up for Mother’s Day and Menstrual Hygiene Day by Giving

Mothers and menstruation. They are so deeply connected. So are fathers for that matter, as Natalie Berthold, the most amazing family constellation therapist, shared with us not too long ago. We should probably do a follow up post with her about the family constellation connection perspective between moms and menstruation too. In the meantime, we […]

The First 100 Days of Feminism in 2017

While everyone may have been focused on analyzing President Trump’s first 100 days in office this past week, we’re checking in with our 2017 intention of ‘discovering what it means to be feminine‘ and getting ready for a bunch of celebrations in honor of Women’s Health Month and Menstrual Hygiene Day! Before we address the health […]

Why Empowering Daughters to Work Is So Important

It’s no surprise that women earn less than men do per dollar, but what is surprising is that more women than men are graduating from college. More women are entering the fields of law and medicine than ever before, but the science, technology, engineering and mathematics  (STEM) fields haven’t seen the same growth. In fact, […]

Repair + Repurpose: The Two Rs Missing from the Recycling Rhyme

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” That’s the mantra we’ve been chanting since kindergarten, but in an age of consumerism where Forever 21 releases new clothing lines every three weeks and the average American spends over $20 on morning coffee each week, we’ve forgotten how to live responsibly. The two R’s missing from our recycling rhyme are – Repair […]