Free birth control in the United States starts TODAY. Beginning on August 1, 2012, the Affordable Care Act guarantees women access to preventive health care services (e.g. cancer screenings, HIV and STI testing, well-woman visits, breastfeeding support, prenatal/post-partum care) without copayments or deductibles. That includes prescription contraception, the prohibitive cost of which can often mean… Continue reading

Interview with Natalia Petrzela about intenSati, the Intrepid, and HealthClass 2.0

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela is an intenSati instructor, college professor, mom, and ambassador of awesome (just google her!). The next amazing event that she’s speaking at is less than two weeks away (March 11), and spots are filling up fast. I spoke with her about what it’s going to be like to celebrate our bodies and… Continue reading Interview with Natalia Petrzela about intenSati, the Intrepid, and HealthClass 2.0

Interview: Rachael Goodman-Williams, Founder, anditwaswrong.com

I had the privilege to interview Rachael Goodman-Williams who founded And It Was Wrong, a website devoted to collecting and sharing women’s experiences with sexual assault. I was drawn to the poignant simplicity and comforting rawness of the website, and the fact of its mere existence. A storytelling class that I’m currently taking has made… Continue reading Interview: Rachael Goodman-Williams, Founder, anditwaswrong.com

Germs we don’t give a second thought to.

Many women who fear the germs of public toilet seats don’t think twice about placing their purses down on the floor of the bathroom stall. Not only that, they also set them on the floor while riding the bus, or while dining at a restaurant, or while dancing at a nightclub, or on the bedspread… Continue reading Germs we don’t give a second thought to.