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, […]

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 […]

5 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Dark Eye Circles

Ask any woman – the hardest part of her makeup routine is generally the eye area; mascara and eyeliner are just the tip of the iceberg! First, the skin must be hydrated to eliminate the visibility of wrinkles, a base coat of foundation is generally added to even the tone and texture, concealer blended to […]

Ten Tips for Natural Eye Health

From mascaras to eyeliners, anti-wrinkle creams and exfoliating wipes, our eyes and the surrounding skin face some pretty harsh conditions. If the wind isn’t wiping at our eyes, dirty fingers are. Chemicals from eye creams and cleansers can easily enter our eyes (and sting), rough towels exacerbate dry skin sensitivity, and long hours in front […]

5 Ways to Naturally Beat Allergy Season

Last week we shared with you some ways to celebrate the spring season. As with most things in life, with the good, comes the bad. As you start to roll out your spring and summer wardrobe in anticipation of the good weather, let’s not forget about another season – allergy season. Red, itchy eyes, a […]