As adults recognise risk aversion they can work to overcome it

Keywords: living , cautious , confidence , encouragement , failure , female , perfection , resilient , risk , risk aversion , success

We also need to help those younger than us; we need to praise difference, stop unfair criticism and constantly encourage girls to be themselves, to be unique, be risk taking. Because for every bump in the road they encounter they will develop the skill of resilience and with this their confidence will grow.

https://lookingontothemarshes.home.blog/2020/12/14/go-on-take-a-risk

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