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October 9, 2018

A common question that I think all sexual health workers hear at some point is: "am I normal?"

I don’t love the word normal because I think for many folks it looks something like this:

Normal = common = good/right [and this is problematic for many reasons].

But lots of th...

August 30, 2018

CS: reflected in title, this is an article for transgender folks- Chinese Medicine, Natural Transition (using plant-medicines to alter hormones or ease hormone therapy symptoms/post-surgery symptoms), and the Gender Binary


 

Do yin and yang make Chinese Medicine binary?

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January 22, 2018

The following is a message from my mentor and close friend Tracey Tief, owner and operator of Anarres Apothecary and Apprenticeship Program:

Thanks to you we had a bustling holiday season!  

Now, foremost on our minds is our crowdfunding Co Immunity Campaign and I am cou...

September 27, 2017

Ayana (not her real name) identifies as a woman, mother, black woman, latina woman, a multicultural woman, and as a Georgia Peach (having been born and raised in Georgia). She identifies as mainly straight but also as bi[sexual]. However, she finds being married to a c...

September 5, 2017

NOTE: This article begins with a cis-gendered understanding of reproduction because of the practitioners experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and moves into gender inclusive language for the remainder of the article. It should also be noted that you will...

May 15, 2017

Good news- they still exist!

I recently had the pleasure of filming a segment on the Caya diaphragm and FemCap for the youtube series What's My Body Doing. You can subscribe to the WMBD youtube channel or follow on twitter @Sex_Ed_Ontario

Below is a video about how they...

May 7, 2017

As an adult, I came to really appreciate what Bill Nye was doing. The enthusiasm with which he leaned into not being cool, rather than awkwardly actually trying to be cool, was… pretty cool. Oh, and also, science. Ya man, I like science.

So I was pretty jazzed to see...

April 10, 2017

I haven’t written much about my aromatherapy practice, yet friends are constantly asking me which oils to use for sleeping, staying awake, relaxing, morning sickness, calming the mind… "Is peppermint safe during pregnancy?" (answer: not really, no) "Is lavender safe to...

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