Body Talk

Body Talk

Your body, your choice? A place to debate and discuss the complexities and controversies surrounding women's' health issues, reproductive rights, and bodily autonomy.

ly ha year ago
Do You Want to Know a Secret?
I have a secret. It could be argued that keeping this secret makes me a bit of a hypocrite. For all my body positivity, there is one thing about myself that I cannot learn to love: my facial hair. Unt...
Iris a year ago
Then and Now: Have We Changed Our Portrayal of Women in the Media?
Our portrayal of women in advertising has been under scrutiny since about the 90s. Has this scrutiny changed the way we view and portray women? The role of women in society certainly has. Looking at t...
shelby Lyna year ago
Living with Endometriosis
For anyone who doesn't know what endometriosis is, let me explain. Endometriosis is a disease that effects 11% of women in the world. It can be a mildly painful to an extremely painful disorder. Havin...
Mackenzie Lua year ago
What to Know Before Taking the Morning After Pill
Whether we like it or not, unprotected sex happens — and it often happens when parties involved are not ready to have a baby. Though it used to boil down to being lucky enough to having sex on the rig...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Why Plastic Surgery Can Be Feminist
I am non-binary and consider myself to be genderless. I refuse to wear skirts but love wearing my nails long, sharp, and polished. Most of the time, I like to bind my chest and/or hide my figure under...
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Kat Thorsen2 years ago
Dear My Body
Dear My Body, We shy away from the camera; we always have. We are like the Sasquatch — rare sightings on FB. I am not interested in what you look like. I don’t want to see. I don’t need to see. I pref...
Tatiana Parker2 years ago
Teal is For Real
So, this one is going to be shorter than my other articles, but since it is September I wanted to dedicate this article to the women in my family who have been affected by ovarian cancer, including my...
Lindsie Polhemus2 years ago
22 Hygiene Products Every Woman Needs to Own
If there's one thing that I've realized over the years, it's that most people do not want to be around a person who smells foul. I know this, because I've seen what a lack of hygiene can do to one's p...
Side Effects of the Morning After Pill
It can happen to even the most responsible woman; for one reason or another, you had unprotected sex. You don't want kids, or aren't ready for them yet—but what can you do? Well, thanks to modern medi...