I am yearning to form a community of likeminded women

Keywords: , college , initiation , ireland , life transition , liminal

I want to reconnect with my creativity, and I want to find a job that is interesting, that gives me clues about what I’d enjoy to pursue in the future, and that is -somewhat- fulfilling. Not too much to ask, no?

https://belenblancom.wordpress.com/2020/12/11/an-initiation

When I look in the mirror I don’t really know who I see if I’m not trying to be pregnant, actually pregnant, or caring for a new baby

Keywords: body image , postpartum , baby , body image , child birth , mental health , mom , mom blog , mom life , mom of boys , mom of three , mommy blogger , motherhood , postpartum , postpartum awareness , postpartum body , postpartum fitness , postpartum journey , pregnancy , pregnant , sahm , self love , stay at home mom , stretch marks , womans body

My body did all of these things that I had no control or say in (other than my active decision to start having children), and it left my body feeling third person. I’m just the brain behind a machine. A baby growing, child birthing, milk making machine.

https://thewombandboard.com/2020/12/07/nice-to-meet-me

The hope is that within 10 years, there will no longer be the need to focus on improving the situation for women

Keywords: communication

I’ve been a huge TEDx fan for many years, attending several live events in the Netherlands…due to COVID this year, we are practically living our lives online. So no surprise that TEDxAmsterdamWomen was online on 02 December 2020. It was held as a hybrid event where the participants gave their talks in person at Theatre Amsterdam – but all the audience were online watching the livestream – including myself!

2020 TEDxAmsterdamWomen – Zestee

In the middle of the 17th century, Mrs Townsend found a lump in her breast: Diagnosed with breast cancer by a local physician, she underwent a mastectomy without anaesthetic – an agonising procedure

Keywords: Breast Cancer, Cancer, History of medicine, Interdisciplinarity, Misogyny, Reproduction, Women, mastectomy

While much of Mrs Townsend’s experience is mercifully alien, the silence that surrounds her post-mastectomy experience is eerily familiar. Each year, 55,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer, and up to 40% will choose to undergo a mastectomy. Mastectomy patients are routinely offered surgical replacement of the breast tissue, whether with saline or silicone implants, a tissue transplant from elsewhere on the body, or a combination of the two.

https://theconversation.com/mastectomies-have-been-performed-for-over-500-years-yet-we-still-cant-talk-about-them-144132

It is a common practice amongst people to hide the fact that they are on their periods due to the taboo ridden nature which is associated with it across different religions and cultures

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Out of the 42 girls who replied to this question, 34 girls used words like ‘I am down’ or ‘it is that time of the month’ to convey to others they she was on period which 8 girls did not use any such statements.

https://streamsthevoiceofchange.com/2020/09/12/girls-experiences-with-periods-in-school