Most recently published stories in Viva.
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 great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother.
PMDD: Reminders to Partners
If you are the partner or family member of someone with PMDD, you have our sympathies. We know how challenging, disruptive, and scary that can be. Why does the ordinarily reliable, loving, generous, nurturing, capable woman in your life become decidedly unreasonable, overemotional, paranoid, seemingly selfish, and full of rage once a month? She seemed to like you so much only yesterday. Now she's demanding some space and acts like never seeing you again would be a gift. Is it something you did or said? It can be all too easy to take the PMDD behaviors personally and worse, lash out in return. So here are some helpful things to remember:
Entheogen, Goddess Within
At some point in human evolution, something changed. We moved from being primarily concerned with survival to being creative, abstract, and spiritual. We created myths and rituals to help us to find our way through the spirit world and to bring spiritual meaning to our everyday lives.
56 Korean Beauty Products You Need to Try
Korean beauty products are taking the world by storm, and as someone who has been using them for well over half a decade, I'm not the least bit surprised. K-beauty, as it's known, is a makeup movement that's falling in love with the amazing skin care, personal health, and beauty products being sold in Asia.
10 Reasons You Need Feminism Today
I believe that feminism is one of the best things to happen to society, and if more people began to open a dialogue about it, everyone would have a better quality of life. Unfortunately, many people I've met on the net don't believe me when I say this.
Uldouz Wallace: My Story
I was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to Sweden when I was 5 years old. Growing up in Sweden wasn't the easiest; I remember going to school and all the kids were blonde except for me. I didn't have a problem with it but apparently, other kids did.
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 popularity.
25 Incredibly Useful Things to Keep in Your Bag
When it comes to traveling, it's incredibly difficult to pack a bag that will help you maintain your sanity. In order to actually look good on the go and adhere to the classic Boy Scout motto of "Be Prepared," you need to know how to get the most utility out of your bag packing.
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 medicine, you can take the morning after pill.
Best Rated Skin Care Products on Amazon Every Woman Needs to Try
Your skin is the largest organ you have, and if you want it to treat you well, you will need to make sure to take care of it. Not using any skin care products or not bothering with a skin care routine of your own is a surefire way to quick wrinkles, bad acne, and an overall dull complexion.
Domestic Violence: Is More than Romantic Abuse
A group of women and I came together to work for progressive and meaningful changes for women in our community. We all have many things in common, such as we advocate as women of color for people of color. What we have all learned is that we all have a passionate regard to work for the end of Domestic Violence.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a monthly storm that affects an estimated 3–10% of all menstruating women. It's an intense inner upheaval that can leave a path of functional, relational, and emotional damage in its wake. In fact, many women with PMDD feel like the 10-14 days of symptoms every month requires the remaining days just to catch up or make up. It can feel like life's ship never quite leaves port before it all starts over again. The pain and discomfort are real, but there's no need to suffer more than necessary. If you are one of the unfortunates who experiences this unique monthly curse, here are some important things to remember to help you weather the storm: