#FWOTM: Erin Switalski, Rallying Women’s Voices for the Earth & for Themselves

Out of an estimated 85,000 chemicals currently in use in the environment in the United States, only about 200 have been tested for safety. Of those chemicals that have been tested, most have been evaluated only for their acute impacts to adult males in industrial settings. The chemical exposure routes and health impacts on women […]

The Perils of Plastic Applicator Tampons

For those of us who have never used an applicator-less tampon before, the idea of sticking a cotton bullet into our bloody vagina with our bare finger can seem icky, but in reality, it’s a fairly clean process (once you’ve read the instructions), equally effective, and monumentally better for the environment. Getting over an aversion […]

New York Sets An Example for the Nation on Menstrual and Gender Equity in Legislation

New York has taken a monumental step toward ensuring gender equity in legislation. Last month New York City passed the first bill of it’s kind in the nation to provide free tampons and pads to all public schools, prisons, and shelters for those individuals most in need and to all menstruators who all too often find […]

NYC: The Next Stop on the #TamponTax Elimination Express

From Obama to Vogue journalists, people are speaking out against the #tampontax and citing the need to increase access for women in need. Just last week, NYC’s Queens Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland announced a pilot program that will equip 25 high schools in low-income neighborhoods with free, stocked tampon dispensers to combat girls staying home from […]

#FWOTM: Chelsea VonChaz, Creating Meaning Around A #HappyPeriod for Homeless Women

Over 40 million women in the United States live under the poverty line making tampons and pads prohibitively expensive, especially for homeless women and young teens, since they cannot be bought  with food stamps. Every night, almost 300,000 women go to sleep without a roof over their head and without the resources to clean themselves. […]

A #FierceWoman Wish List for a Female President

Apparently, there is a special place in hell for female voters not supporting Hillary Clinton, implied former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. Both her and feminist luminary, Gloria Steinem, have both compelled women to vote for Hillary in recent weeks, as her numbers trail Bernie’s in recent primaries, disappointing supporters campaigning for the first woman […]

Exercising Your Feminine Voice in 2016

For our annual #FierceWomanoftheYear crowning ceremonies last year, we took a page out of Diane Von Furstenberg’s book and life experience to encourage you to think about “Who is the woman I want to be in 2015?” So, what did you come up with? We want to know! Our first ever Green Feminine Hygiene Queen […]

Death and Taxes May Be Certain… But Why a Tax on Tampons?

If Benjamin Franklin were still around today, we think he’d be proud to take a stand for the #TamponsForAll campaign being spearheaded by Cosmopolitan magazine and Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, a fierce advocate on gender issues. The #notaxontampons aspect of the initiative has gained over 30,000 supporters who have signed a petition that asks U.S. state legislators […]

What is Glyphosate and Why You Won’t Find Them in Maxim Organic Tampons?

A new study coming out of Argentina recently made headlines after revealing supporting evidence for this shocking stat that confirms all we’ve been preaching about for the past eight years – 85% of cotton-based feminine hygiene products contain glyphosate, a synthetic compound herbicide used as the primary ingredient in Monsanto Roundup to kill weeds (Original […]

Why does my vagina smell?

Femininity. It is an endless journey and today, we’re taking you on a small biochemical tour of vaginas to help answer – What’s with the smell? From when we gain an awareness of ourselves as girls to the reflective moments we have as cute or cranky old ladies, we learn more and more about inhabiting our bodies. […]