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Skin Deep: The Racial Politics of Sunscreen

Sunscreen, its marketing, and its physical makeup is just another way that white people are prioritized in the outdoors industry.

30 Years Ago, “The Golden Girls” Treated Sick Women like We Matter

Three decades later, “Sick and Tired” remains a cultural touchstone for people with chronic illnesses. Read more »

Survival Jean: “If You Look Good, You Feel Good” Is More Than a Mantra for the Chronically Ill

When you are diagnosed with a chronic illness, everything in your life becomes incidental. Read more »

Stop Steaming Your Vagina and Other Wisdom from Dr. Jen Gunter

The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth from the Medicine  tackles every old wives’ tale you heard as a teen. Read more »

Deadly Dieting Tools: Who Loses When Weight Watchers Sets Its Eyes on Children?

Apps like Kurbo only make the transformation from healthy eating to disordered eating to eating disorder more efficient. Read more »

Popaganda: Feminism beyond Burnout

Carmen Rios is challenging listeners to envision a feminism beyond burnout—and commit to making it possible. Read more »

False Choices: What Will It Take to Ignite a Feminist Healthcare Revolution?

Capitalism often tricks us into functioning from a place of scarcity, where longing for pleasure is the most we can aspire to. But what if we could tap into our desires in small ways every day? Read more »

Popaganda: Let’s Talk about (Talking About) Sex

In the midst of the #MeToo movement, it’s clear that we’ve all still got a lot of work left to do to change the conversations we’re having around desire and sexuality. Read more »

Needles and Spins: Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Dangerously Profitable

Recasting a social contract as an individual choice is at the crux of the movement’s menace. Read more »

Model Sawyer Devuyst Kicks Sand on Myths About Beach Season

There’s nothing wrong with my body being a trans body. Read more »

Spasms of Truth: “Sex Education” Disrupts Pop Culture’s Silence around Painful Sex

Sex Education opens the door for women living with vaginismus and other conditions to have honest conversations about their symptoms. Read more »

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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »