Welcome–and welcome back–to Barnard! We’re excited to be starting another semester here in Well-Woman. Over the summer we spruced up the office, purchased some awesome new books (recent faves include The Feminist Activity Book, Living for Change, nejma, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, Afro-Vegan, Eat Drink Vote and Mindfulness for Beginners), renewed our magazine subscriptions…

Get to know the peer eds: Emma!

Name: Emma Toner Year: 2018 Major: Psychology and Sociology Hometown: Belmont, MA Favorite WW workshop/program/event: “Let’s Talk About…” (a sex positive fair previously called Cuntfidence) — I know that speaking so candidly about sex, sexuality, menstruation, etc. can be intimidating for some people, so I was really excited to be involved in creating a space and…

Get to know the peer eds: Sarika!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing you to our awesome student peer educators, starting with senior Sarika Kumar:                               Name / year / major /: Sarika Kumar/ 2016/ Urban Studies and Environmental Science Where you’re from: Syosset, New York…

cold vs flu: a special post from Primary Care

Flu and cold are on the rise in New York and in our community, so we’ve invited Dr. Marjorie Seidenfeld, the Primary Care Health Service’s medical director, to share some info about cold and flu, and how to tell the difference: Is this a cold or should I be worried about flu? In winter, viruses…

Quick q’s for a frantic self: learning to attack unhelpful thoughts

this is definitely one of those “easier said than done” things and definitely not an “be all end all” method to calming anxious thoughts but sometimes just the process and patience of asking + answering questions to yourself is helpful. for those moments that we are our own best friend: sometimes neglecting your basic bodily…

And that kids is the story of how I met…. Part 2!

As the leaves finish falling, many of us head home to our hometowns to see old friends and family. Being reunited with the people we’ve known for so long may make us forget how long it took us to build such intimate relationships. In our last installment of “And that’s the story of how I met…”…

Happy Fall 2014!

Welcome–and welcome back–to Barnard! We’re so thrilled to be starting another semester, and are already looking forward to helping our community to “be well” this year. Over the summer we spruced up the office, purchased some awesome new books (Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, Trans Bodies Trans Selves, An…

Health After Graduation

Fellow soon-to-be-graduates, it’s really happening. We will soon be leaving Barnard and entering the weird, wild world of figuring out healthcare as graduates. To calm my own self down and try to spread some knowledge, I recently met with Barnard’s Executive Director for Student Health and Wellness, MJ Murphy. She outlined four basic areas to be…

Monday Message Challenge Returns!

Anyone attempting to follow my Monday Message Challenge last semester probably noticed that I didn’t do such a great job. I completed a few of the first tips of the semester, and then basically stopped writing anything about it. In the spirit of wellness and letting myself make mistakes, I’m not going to offer excuses…

Why Therapy isn’t So Scary…as explained through 30 Rock gifs

A few weeks ago I was at a panel on mental health and one of the student panelists had a great line: “At college you get assigned an RA, an academic adviser, and even a personal librarian.  What they really should assign you is a therapist.” My personal librarian was assigned to me, and I…