A Guide to Getting an IUD

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IUDBy Taylor Ciambra

I was worried about my birth control pills melting. My multivitamins didn’t make it after one particularly hot day in Northern Arizona when the sun beamed straight through my tent’s mesh ceiling. This wasn’t the first time I worried about my pills surviving my outdoors job. There were times when I was sure I’d accidentally crushed them when I fell with my backpack on or it rained hard and my rainfly failed. That’s how I started to consider getting an IUD. After a quick search on Planned Parenthood’s site, I found myself thinking that sticking this little plastic T up in me was worth trying. Continue reading…

Meet Sierra Barter, CEO and Co-Founder of The Lady Project

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sierraWomen supporting women never fails to make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. That’s why we LOVE organizations like The Lady Project, which create space (both literal and figurative) for women to come together and lift one another up (usually just figuratively). This week, we caught up with Sierra to chat about her feminism and The Lady Project’s new social media campaign. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Two: The Fear

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A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

 

Part Two: The Fear

Once the idea has graced you with it’s presence it doesn’t take long before the fear to set in. The fear of the unknown, the fear of being laughed at, the fear of being misunderstood, the fear it’s not good enough, and the fear of logistics- how do I even get this thing started? Continue reading…

Meet Poppy Roe, Filmmaker

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poppyroeIt’s no secret that we LOVE supporting women in film, so when we saw this Kickstarter campaign for Poppy Roe and Katie Brayben’s first feature film, we had to reach out to learn more about these super talented filmmakers. This week, we chatted with Poppy about film, feminism and the power of believing in yourself. Continue reading…

How to Resist

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howtoresistBy Kylie Kendall

We’re less than two weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency and the country has already taken giant, monumental, devastating steps backwards. Advancements in American healthcare, immigration policy, environmental protection, Indigenous rights, and global women’s reproductive health that took decades of advocacy and hard work have been instantly set back by a series of executive orders and presidential memoranda Trump signed in his first days in the Oval Office. One such presidential memorandum reinstated the Mexico City Policy (or “global gag order”) originally put into place by the Reagan administration. The policy prohibits U.S. governmental aid to any international organization promotes abortion as a reproductive right, regardless of whether the organization actually provides abortions or whether American aid money actually funds them. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part One: The Idea

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part One: The Idea

The first thing you need to make a movie is a really powerful idea. I am using the word powerful intentionally because the idea should send a supercharger to your brain. It should keep you up at night. It should make you nervous. It should feel like a secret. It should also feel like it’s such a good idea it must have been done before. Some ideas feel like lightening bolts, but others are like familiar lovers that whisper casually in your ear. Continue reading…

2017: The Year of the Fierce Feminist Fundraiser

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fierceBy Alyssa F. WrightArtist, Activist and Author

Feminist was not a word you could say in my house growing up.

Whenever I mentioned Gloria Steinem or Angela Davis, my mother would throw a fit. I was repeatedly told, ‘how evil these women were’ and disruptive to ‘our way of life’, implying it would somehow interfere with our conservative Christian values in New England if women got paid as much as men or had access to affordable birth control. As I write this, I’m staring at a letter I have from my mother, one of our last communications in about five years, that states “your heart is misguided and you are being used to push an agenda” because I used to voice concern at home over friends I had who went on birth control to stop violent pain from endometriosis or got sexually harassed at their jobs. Continue reading…