Q&A: Julie Weigaard Kjær on Menstruation and Empowerment

In honor of Menstrual Hygiene Day, CEO and co-founder of Ruby Cup Julie Weigaard Kjær took some time to chat with Ms.

The Chimera of Choice

How do we determine where to draw the lines of acceptable and unacceptable bodily interventions? Especially troubling is the eerily uncomfortable overlap of female genital construction surgery and what we define as female genital mutilation.

No More Stalling: We Can Prevent Maternal Deaths

It is time to make certain more mothers survive.

Body Manifesto in Five Acts

Find her. Find the animal. Inhabit her. Leave the girl to glossy falsehood. Inherit womanhood. Zip yourself into it. Breathe.

There Is No Women’s Economic Empowerment Without Reproductive Empowerment

We urge Ivanka Trump and the Trump Administration to recognize that health, education and reproductive rights are fundamental building blocks of economic empowerment.

The Societal Womb

As we look ahead to Mother’s Day and Sunday’s March for Moms, we wonder: to what extent do we really celebrate the pregnant women our mothers once were

On Make-Up and Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, as I take my mom out for a special celebration of all that she taught me about what it means to be a woman, I’ll also think of the messages companies are trying to tell us too.

Gender Matters in the Fight for Contraceptive Coverage

No women are included among the 13 senators who make up the new working group expected to write the Senate version of the GOP health care bill.

This Mother’s Day, We’re Fighting For Women’s Health Equality

For decades, my mom and I have been a dynamic duo using the arts to creatively fight for women’s rights. And now we are using the arts to fight for my life.

50 Preexisting Conditions That Can Make You Lose Your Insurance Under Trumpcare

In the Republican approach to health care, the sick could be priced out of the insurance they so desperately need.

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