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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.

  • K.B Roscoe
    Published 5 days ago
    Reduction or Bust

    Reduction or Bust

    Since I can remember my body has gotten me a lot of attention. Mostly negative based on the way I feel after receiving people's opinions or advances.
  • Victoria Towery
    Published 4 months ago
    Fourth Trimester

    Fourth Trimester

    First things first, there is a Fourth Trimester.
  • Aurea Gonzalez
    Published 5 months ago
    Petite Curve Matters, Pt. 2

    Petite Curve Matters, Pt. 2

    "I'm not a model."
  • Katheryn Compton
    Published 5 months ago
    Summer Ready—Or Not?

    Summer Ready—Or Not?

    Hey everyone—it is officially summer time! If you are anything like me, you are sadly unprepared for the summer time when it comes to going to the beach or the pool. I live about three miles from the beach and I still do not even have my beach body ready, if I am completely honest. The winter completely wrecked me with my health as far as being able to work out. I know it is no excuse, but it was to the point where I could hardly do much without a ton of pain. Thank goodness—now that it is summer time—I am feeling much better and almost completely pain free!
  • Robyn Henson
    Published 5 months ago
    Making Concrete Standing: Scream Your Voice in Activism

    Making Concrete Standing: Scream Your Voice in Activism

    Your heart increases the amount of beats with every solid formation you preach upon yourself, as strong as the foundation you've built you happened to tell yourself "no" in the making, in hopes that that'll work out better than your biggest idea.
  • Ren Ren
    Published 5 months ago
    My Mirena Experience

    My Mirena Experience

    My Mirena Experience
  • Jordan Emmons
    Published 5 months ago
    We Have to Stop Stigmatizing Birth Control

    We Have to Stop Stigmatizing Birth Control

    Much of the conversation around abortion rights inevitably morphs into a discussion about birth control, and without fail swarms of people in congress (and on Twitter) decide to take it upon themselves to explain why access to certain types (or all types) of birth control should be restricted. This has always baffled me, since abortion medication and birth control are not the same thing, and access to affordable birth control has been proven to reduce abortion rates. Apparently the high of rummaging through people’s medicine cabinets makes that information seem irrelevant.
  • Anna Mclaughlin
    Published 5 months ago
    Dystopian Healthcare

    Dystopian Healthcare

    I entered the doctors room sheepishly. So clinical, yet dated. I’d been holding my breath a lot in the waiting area. As if that may save me from picking up any lingering bugs. I found her face and relaxed a little. She was a kind-looking woman with wild, greying, red hair. Eyes that didn’t look at you, and I was happy for it. I was exposed. My body felt so fragile in that moment. It had been through a lot. I was surrendering myself to the situation, and the recommendations I’d received after the procedure.
  • Arielle Celestelle
    Published 6 months ago
    Uniqueness or Culture Fit

    Uniqueness or Culture Fit

    Back in elementary, I was not known to be a "feminine" girl because I was doing things that not normally girls would do. I would volunteer in basketball and football games with the boys while most girls will play at the playground. Not to mention, for school sports events with teams, I would sign up for all main sports, and I would end up getting trophies for the best female player. I would get scouted by my sports coaches to participate in school teams just because my skills and passion for the sport were recognisable.