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I Use An Ileostomy Bag To Poop. Here’s What It’s Like — And Why I’m Proud Of It.

Christmas Day 2016. I have recovered from the liver transplant in May that I needed to stop my primary sclerosing cholangitis, a degenerative liver disease that, without a transplant, can cause cirrhosis and eventually death. Now I face repeated hospitalizations because of my other health problem, ulcerative colitis, a bowel disease, since September of that […]

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Strep Vagina – It’s Possible

We’re going to start this out with a little story. I have a friend of a friend that would get chronic yeast infections. Let’s call her Polly.  Polly would often get them after she had sex. Which was frequent. Her diet of coffee, cheese sticks, and cigarettes definitely didn’t help her system stay balanced either. […]

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It’s Time to Talk about Consent

In the post #metoo movement, consent is a hot button when it comes to how we relate to each other intimately. The tricky thing is, consent is loaded with a whole lot of emotion, and not much clarity.  For women, almost all of us have stories around a time when consent was questionable, or not […]