It’s alright, I can already feel your eyes rolling to the back of your head as you read the title of this piece.
Because, let’s be honest, the last thing we need is for individuals who do not experience menstruation to create products meant to ‘help’ those of us who do.
I'm having horrific flashbacks of rooms full of old white men deciding what women can and cannot do with their bodies, all while having absolutely zero idea about how female biology works, and where all our reproductive parts are.
For anyone who’s had a crappy boyfriend in the past (oh wait, are all of us raising our hands?), there’s a lot about Justin Timberlake that can be triggering.
And because of that, we can all feel a special kinship with Britney Spears (especially in the wake of the #FreeBritney movement), because she like all of us has boarded the Douchebag Ex-Boyfriend train once or twice. And her worst ex by far?
Yup, it’s Justin Timberlake (no need to guess it, it’s right there in the title for you).
If we want to get right to the fact of the…
After months upon years of planning, preparation and far more stress than any normal human being could live through and survive, the day has finally come — your wedding day.
Every detail has been planned to perfection. From the exact shade of pink of the roses to the down-to-the-second timing of the schedule, to the position of every element in the reception hall which might as well be as precise as a sacrificial ceremony to Satan — everything is ready to go.
But there is one detail that, no matter how long you plan or how clear you are with…
In this quiet suburban neighbourhood, my neighbours didn’t realize that there was an alcoholic living in my guest room for close to a year. And he was detoxing for the first time in 10 years.
This addict is my partner’s best friend, and they’ve been friends since they were kids.
He’s a friend of mine since my husband and I started dating 5 years ago.
He was also the Best Man at our wedding.
From June 2020 to January 2021, our friend B was living with us after he found himself in an emergency living situation. We took him in…
Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat — life is not fair. Life is not just.
Some people have it far easier than others. Whether it be due to privilege, socio-economic status, lack of health issues, etc. While others have a very hard time in life. And a lot of the time, the distribution of difficulties, trauma, and struggles just don’t seem fair.
I am nothing if not a raw and transparent writer, so here’s the tea:
My husband and I have had difficulties in our sex life for several years now — primarily when it comes to the lacking of frequency.
For so long, he would look at me now and again and say, “So what are we going to do about this?”, meaning our dwindling, lack of sex life. That question was asked again last weekend, and I think that was the moment I really recognized that my trauma has likely negatively impacted this area of my life as well.
I’ve recently been spending intentional time diving into my own limiting beliefs, and this is one of the topics I continually get stuck on.
Here’s the fact of the matter, and one of the biggest flaws in my professional career:
I actively dim my own light to keep others around me more comfortable.
I know I’m not alone in this — I’ve talked to plenty of people who can relate.
The fact of the matter is when we start to evolve and change from the person people are used to, we’re going to get some push back.
Change makes everyone…
Trigger Warning: this article contains descriptions of sexual assault, abuse, and gross miscarriages of justice that may not be suitable for all readers. Fearless community, please read with care.
As a sexual assault survivor myself, I’ve been asked why I didn’t press charges against my attacker.
Every survivor has been asked this question.
Let’s just start with saying this question is NOT an appropriate thing to ever ask a survivor.
Healing from trauma and a deep violation is not a one-size-fits-all journey. …
Having been part of the business world for almost four years now, I am all too familiar with the hustling culture of mega ambitious entrepreneurs.
There’s undeniably something beneficial about being encouraged to do your best by your peers, however as many of us as I have figured out by this point there is also a lot of harm that can come from the rapid, tireless, and aggressive hustling nature that our society seems to value so deeply.
I’ve seen it a hundred times before — fellow business owners who sign up for every course, every program, every newsletter, because…
I’ve been reading “Know My Name” by Chanel Miller, the survivor of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s media-frenzied sexual assault, and as I reach the end of the book I am struck by some significant parallels between Chanel’s journey and the journey of our Fearless community here.
I wanted to share these parallels for a sense of hope, and comfort.
Chanel speaks in her memoir of how after her victim impact statement went viral on BuzzFeed, she started receiving outpouring support in the form of emails, letters, postcards, and gifts in the mail, grocery bags full of them every single…