Gettin’ Busy

A friend just posted this article about the pervasive “I’m so busy” complaint/excuse/assertion that on this campus, is a generally accepted response to the question “how are you?” The article aims to promote mindfulness in considering how we actually spend our time, and maybe even more importantly, how we choose to talk about it. Of course, there are…

Happiness and Positive Psychology

Want to learn about the three kinds of happy lives and how to bring more positivity and happiness into your life? Check out this interesting and informative TED Talk by Martin Seligman.

Birth Control!

Want to know the basics about the birth control pill? Buzzfeed just did a video chatting with some contraceptive experts to discuss what birth control is, myths, and how to reduce the taboo around talking about it! Note that this video is pretty heteronormative and focuses on penile/vaginal intercourse. Take five minutes of your day to check…

And that kids is the story of how I met…

I student-teach first grade and one of the biggest things we tried to drive home to the kids the first week of school is that they should try to be friends with everyone in the school. When you see someone sitting alone at recess, you should invite them to play. Of course this led one…

Event Tonight!!!!

Come to an event we are doing with the FYF RAs tonight called “Build Your Cunt-fidence!” from 7-8:30 in Sulz Parlor (3rd Floor Barnard Hall). Get ready for snacks, prizes, and everything you want to know about vaginas whether you have one, were born from one, or are just a fan of them!

Shoulding All Over Myself

It’s September – the time of year when everything is in flux and there is inevitably so much going on. It’s exciting and stimulating but can also be seriously overwhelming. I often find that when I’m going through periods of busy change in my life, my internal dialogue changes from a usually even-keeled calm voice…

Fitness and Menstrual Health

I read this really interesting article the other day about the relationship between physical activity and menstruation. It does a really good job of explaining a lot of complicated science in a very digestible way. Just to preface the article, however, it is important to know that many people have irregular periods, and that does…

A feminist with a Brazilian?

Recently, pubic hair has been the talk of my suite. Brazilian? Bikini Wax? Just a trim here and there? Au naturale? On the surface these conversations may seem like a women’s college cliqué, but they’ve led to deeper thought and conversation about the nature of our grooming. For me, life past puberty has included a…