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Intersectional Instagram: Beauty Bloggers for the Feminist Makeup Lover

In an industry dominated by thin, cis, white bodies, it can be difficult to wade through to find intersectional blogs and influencers in the beauty industry. Listed below are some fabulous Instagram accounts that focus on beauty and makeup that break through the stereotypes of beauty standards, so our newsfeeds can be as intersectional as…

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Breaking Up With My Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

In my twenties, I was a gynecological model for medical students. Dozens of doctors in training did their best to be calm and professional as they performed the sensitive examination for the first time. They reported their findings to me and to the supervising doctors. I paid careful attention to their technique and bedside manner. Afterward, I…

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Lady Parts Rehab, Part 1

In France, pelvic floor physiotherapy is a standard part of care after women give birth. Apparently, the French believe that women should be able to enjoy sex and not pee themselves after having babies! Revolutionary. Most North American mothers take it for granted that once you have something the size of a bowling ball pass through your…

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As Women With Health and Illness

In 1978, writer and activist, Susan Sontag, wrote Illness as Metaphor, a brief but important book that discussed the dangers of attributing larger meaning to sickness and disability.  Her thesis, simplified, was that an illness was an illness, not a judgment on character, a commentary on one’s personality, or a statement about society at large.…