Endometriosis is a complicated and often debilitating condition. It’s believed to occur in approximately 10% of people with uteruses of “reproductive age." That’s approximately 200 million people worldwide – a whole lot of folks! About two-thirds of people with the condition will develop symptoms before the age of 20, but it may take several years and consultations with multiple healthcare providers to receive a diagnosis. One of my missions in spreading awareness about endometriosis is to help more people receive a diagnosis and appropriate care more quickly.
SisterSong is a Southern based, national membership organization; their purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.
Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Their resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing.
Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. They center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.
When a young person comes out, the adults in their lives can have all sorts of reactions. If you're trying to be a supportive parent, here are just a few of the ways you can help them navigate those moments.
For those of us with chronic pain, living our lives with other people -- be that with sex or something else -- can be tricky. Why was I often having such a hard time communicating such basic things? I realized that some of the survival strategies I used to get through the day were coming back to bite me. Over time, I developed some strategies for re-learning how to listen to myself.
This organization is run by Deaf and disabled people and provides peer support and information for Deaf and disabled people who want to become, or are, parents. Topics include adaptive techniques and equipment for diaper-changing and other types of baby and childcare, advocacy for healthcare and other services, and guides for parents with different types of disability.
This organization formed as part of the Independent Living movement, and offers information, support, and advocacy services to disabled parents and to families of children with disability and ongoing medical issues. Free online resources include material on the rights of disabled parents, assistive technologies for baby and child care, and education and advocacy for teachers and other professionals who have questions about disabled families.
Thirty people with intellectual and developmental disabilities talk about what sexual self-advocacy means to them.
Brett Kavanaugh may have prevailed in the short term, but he doesn’t get the last word.