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, […]

5 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day, Any Day

BE BOLD FOR CHANGE. That’s the motto for this year’s International Women’s Day and we’ve figured out five beautiful ways to help women, around the world and close to home, any day and every day. 1. Donate Your Used Clothes & Fund a Girl’s Education Simultaneously get rid of some of your winter clothing in […]

How Planned Parenthood Saved My Life

Seventeen… what isn’t magical at 17? The world is your oyster, your body is in peak physical condition, your brain is absorbing information exponentially, your hormones are in full flush, causing your loins to tingle multiple times a day; and if you were me, you were in love. It was my first love and to […]

The Women’s March on Washington: A Fight for the Marginalized

As Donald Trump struts towards inauguration, a million or more women will gather in D.C. the day after, to mark his first day of presidency in protest and state to his cabinet and the world, that women’s rights are human rights. That is the moral of The Women’s March on Washington, a protest that has […]

#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 […]

#FWOTM: NY State Assemblywoman Linda B Rosenthal Pushes the Bill on Women’s Health

From eliminating the Tampon Tax to a bill that supplies young girls and women with free sanitary napkins in public schools, jails and homeless shelters, New York state has made major progress in reducing the gender bias women face on a systemic level. Leading efforts to change policy from the ground up is our Fierce […]

Menstrual Blood and Cupping Take Center Stage at the Olympics

Earlier this year Newsweek reporter Abigail Jones published a feature cover story boldly entitled “There Will Be Blood: Get Over It” that helped take mainstream the fight to end period shaming.  We can’t help but wonder if Chinese Olympic swimmer, Fu Yuanhui, caught wind of that story, while Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps brought to […]

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 […]

#FWOTM: Nadya Okamoto, Founder of Camions of Care

Brown paper grocery bags, dirty napkins, toilet paper wads, and scraps of cloth; this is what women without the means are using to stop their period flow. It’s a tale as old as time and one that stretches across all corners of the globe, tying individuals together simply through biology. Periods don’t just cause blood […]

#FWOTM Double Header: Celeste Mergens of Days for Girls, Saving Education

Every girl. Everywhere. Period. That’s the Days for Girls (DfG) motto because all over the world, young girls are forced to miss days of school each month due to irregular, unsustainable, and inadequate menstruation management. Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find leaving them prone to infection, but still end up […]