Post Tagged with: "stigma"

Pregnancy, Trauma & Stigma – Why Mental Health Issues Are More Common Among Women

Pregnancy, Trauma & Stigma – Why Mental Health Issues Are More Common Among Women

By Liz Greene Though mental health disorders can affect anyone of any gender, race, or age, research suggests that women are about 40 percent more likely than men to be […]

October 4, 2017 ×
Merck’s ‘More Than A Mother’ Campaign Challenges Infertility Stigma & Empowers Women In Africa

Merck’s ‘More Than A Mother’ Campaign Challenges Infertility Stigma & Empowers Women In Africa

German-based innovative healthcare company Merck first launched their ‘More Than A Mother’ campaign in 2015 in Kenya, with the aim to reduce the suffering and stigma of infertile women. The […]

February 22, 2017 ×
I Talk About My Debilitating Struggle With Anxiety To Educate People About Mental Illness

I Talk About My Debilitating Struggle With Anxiety To Educate People About Mental Illness

By Liz Greene I was on my knees in front of the toilet, retching. I’d brought up all the food in my stomach, but I didn’t dare move. My babysitter […]

April 5, 2016 ×
Founders Of The #ShoutYourAbortion Mov’t Want To Strip Way The Stigma From Women’s Stories

Founders Of The #ShoutYourAbortion Mov’t Want To Strip Way The Stigma From Women’s Stories

In case you haven’t noticed there are two distinct groups in society (especially in the US) which control the narrative around women’s bodies, reproductive rights, and abortion. No prizes for […]

February 24, 2016 ×
Men’s Voices Dominating Media Coverage Of Reproductive Rights Is A Huge Problem. Here’s Why…

Men’s Voices Dominating Media Coverage Of Reproductive Rights Is A Huge Problem. Here’s Why…

If there was any doubt the war on women’s reproductive rights was real and growing increasingly aggressive, all you have to do is look at the furious rate of laws […]

February 3, 2016 ×
Dad Creates Cartoon Series About His Down Syndrome Daughter To Break Down Stigma

Dad Creates Cartoon Series About His Down Syndrome Daughter To Break Down Stigma

We award Fred Willis Sr, 59, from Stratford, Connecticut, the “father of the year” award! What an awesome and inspiring project he has created, all for his youngest daughter Jessica […]

November 17, 2015 ×
This Woman Is Talking Openly About Her Mental Illness In Order To Break Down Stigma

This Woman Is Talking Openly About Her Mental Illness In Order To Break Down Stigma

It’s a topic we’re all familiar with, but not necessarily as educated or informed as we need to be. Mental illness is as serious as it is pervasive in our […]

October 8, 2015 ×
‘Girls’ Actress Jemima Kirke Joins The Fight For Women’s Reproductive Rights

‘Girls’ Actress Jemima Kirke Joins The Fight For Women’s Reproductive Rights

You may have heard the saying: “if men had to use birth control, it would be available in vending machines”. It certainly would be a VERY different world if the […]

April 21, 2015 ×
Underwear Label Dear Kate Asks A Bunch Of Women To Talk About Their “First Time”

Underwear Label Dear Kate Asks A Bunch Of Women To Talk About Their “First Time”

It’s one of the most awkward time in a young woman’s life: getting her period. Yep, we’re talking about THAT first time, not the other one. It is the universal […]

April 12, 2015 ×
Doing Anything “Like A Girl” Should NOT Be An Insult!

Doing Anything “Like A Girl” Should NOT Be An Insult!

Being told you do something “like a girl” is generally seen as an insult in society, whether you are a man or a woman. The ‘Mythbusters’ team recently delved into […]

June 30, 2014 ×
Miss England Organizers Says Beauty Pageants Promote Role Models

Miss England Organizers Says Beauty Pageants Promote Role Models

First off, we know how cold England can be, so bravo to those ladies for wearing bikinis and frolicking around in what was no doubt very cold water! June 2014 […]

June 5, 2014 ×
I Was Sexually Abused & Spoke Up About It. Here’s Why You Should Too…

I Was Sexually Abused & Spoke Up About It. Here’s Why You Should Too…

My name is Isabella Grosso and I am a California native who dedicated my life to the biggest passion of my life: the art of dance. I started dancing at […]

May 5, 2014 ×
Susan Boyle On Having Aspergers: “Don’t Pity Me, Understand Me”

Susan Boyle On Having Aspergers: “Don’t Pity Me, Understand Me”

She shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 by blowing away a panel of British judges including Simon Cowell by singing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from the musical […]

April 15, 2014 ×
Supermodel Natalia Vodianova Campaigns To Change Attitudes Toward Disabled People

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova Campaigns To Change Attitudes Toward Disabled People

Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova is primarily known for one thing: her distinctive beauty which fueled her rags to riches story. In 2012, Forbes named her the third highest earning model, […]

March 25, 2014 ×
Hayley Hasselhoff Breaks Down Stigma Of The Term “Plus Size Model”

Hayley Hasselhoff Breaks Down Stigma Of The Term “Plus Size Model”

It’s easy to hear the term “plus size model” and immediately think of some category that is not looked upon with much favor in the fashion and beauty world. But […]

March 5, 2014 ×