I’ve been told I should try to reclaim my ancestral healing practices, and this is something I would like to do. When I try to learn about Chinese things, it feels performed. I wonder if me learning qigong is any better than white lady yoga.
The first time I took care of COVID patients, I felt helpless. I’d lost access to my purpose, to my spiritual practice that lives within deeply connecting to my patients. I felt undeserving of human connection. I’d become a “dirty” nurse.
“Do you think he’ll notice if I just never come out of the bathroom?”
Consider this your invitation to stop hiding, loosen your cheeks and let your sphincter siren sing for the one(s) you love.
Amy Coney Barrett’s political views and her stances on several health care issues are going to inflict a lot of harm on many people. We looked at how important these issues are to our community, using data from the Politics Survey, to discuss what’s at stake with Barrett’s impending nomination to the Supreme Court.
In this pandemic, we are watching the compounded failures of capitalism and narcissistic government play out. We’re seeing issues that primarily target marginalized communities now take a broader toll. But as members of marginalized communities, we know what that means: our community is getting hit even harder than before.
A queer company that makes a “fistin’ lube for lovers and others” is partnering with sexual advocacy and harm reduction groups while helping to erase tens of thousands of dollars of medical debt in West Virginia.
Cool it down, horse domestication, that story about the crabs that has ruined my life (!!), baseball, Jasika Nicole, a thing about the south, free speech and racism, abortion is a human right, and so much more!
Your lower back or hip discomfort is a literal pain in the butt. Here’s a simple way to feel better.
“It’s a harsh reality that I will be priced out of my own life at this point if the AHCA gets passed and, quite frankly, I’m not done living my damn life yet.”
“I always felt better after exercising, but also always felt it came at a cost, whether that was a really dirty locker room, an overly fluorescent space playing terrible music, or having to navigate a highly gendered space and endure sexist, homophobic commentary. I wanted to create a space that felt really good to be in, like you were actually going to feel better while being there.”
“It became a running joke between my partners and I, that I was both too stigmatized and too famous to get my needs met.”
Ah, that beautiful transition in your monthly cycle where increasingly the things you cry at shift from understandable to irrational.
Tzatziki on your face, huh? We live in a world where it’s been made clear there are no rules and I intended to live as such. And that’s great because tzatziki is my favorite dip that goes with pretty much everything savory. When I die bury me inside a dill leaf store!
“Every morning cut up a little turf of fresh earth, and lying down, breathe into the hole for a quarter of an hour.”
Given the one-year deferral requirement for MSM and women who have sex with MSM, it seems unlikely that the adjustment in policy will majorly impact the supply of available blood
We’re here, we’re queer, we’re getting an IUD.
Abortion, the actual thing and not the Political Issue, can be really difficult to talk about, and that’s exactly what makes such an easily approachable book like this so necessary.
Screet was created as part of the 2015 StartupBus competition, a roadtrip hackathon where folks on different buses develop startup projects on the road, by a team featuring Autostraddle’s very own Creatrix Tiara, and she’s the single person undertaking its second coming. As she builds momentum for the reboot, she set aside some precious moments to talk with me about where Screet comes from and where it’s going.
Compiled from the wisdom of numerous reports, online resources and experts, here are five ways that you can take care of your own health, even in the face of high risks, economic pressures and often incompetent care providers.
“Trans people of color and low income trans people have been struggling and organizing all along, because this is a life or death issue.”