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A Sex Educator Shares What’s Wrong With Body Positivity

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If there’s anything true about wellness, it’s that there’s always something new to talk about. To give you a front-row seat, Well+Good is tapping the...

Sha’Carri Richardson Is an Unapologetic Black Woman

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She's fast. She's confident. She’s bold. She’s audacious. She's a woman. She's Black. That's what I love about Sha'Carri Richardson, who has been on the path to...

The Reproductive Oppression of Britney Spears

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Among the damning allegations regarding a 13-year conservatorship that controls her life and her money, Britney Spears said Wednesday that she is required to wear a contraceptive intrauterine device (IUD) and forced to work against her will. “I want to be able to get married and have a baby,” said the 39-year-old...

Gender Bias in Health Care Makes Everything Harder for Women

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Our current health care system doesn’t make it easy to advocate for yourself. For people with vulvas, it can be even more difficult given that women’s symptoms are frequently trivialized or dismissed. Through years of experience as an OB/GYN, Jessica Shepherd, MD, has learned the importance of trusting her patients when they...

Loom Launches Virtual Pregnancy and Postpartum Course

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It’s hard to make decisions about your health when you don’t have all of the information. You’re probably not getting all of your questions answered during a 20-minute appointment with your doctor. And while turning to Dr. Google can be helpful, all too often it quickly sends you down a diagnostic rabbit...

Nana Agyemang Puts Black Wellness and Prosperity First

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For Nana Agyemang, wellness for Black and Brown women is all about community. Growing up in rural Ohio, the multimedia journalist turned founder and CEO of Every Stylish Girl—a media company committed to the advancement of Black and Brown women in creative industries—was often the sole Black girl in the room. “I...

Black Girls Breathing Pledge to 1 Million Black Women

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When Jasmine Marie founded Black Girls Breathing in 2018, she sought to make breathwork more accessible to Black women and girls. The brand has experienced tremendous growth in the last year, with more than 16,000 members in its online community. Now, Marie is ready to expand her reach with a  pledge to...

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Mississippi Abortion Case

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear arguments in a case from Mississippi that could roll back abortion rights protections established by 1973’s landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade. This will be the first abortion-related case to come before the court since Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined former President Trump’s other...

How 8 WOC are Handling Racism in Wellness

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When you think of the “typical” wellness influencer talking about healthy living, what image comes to mind? Is she short, thick, and brown-skinned? Or slim, reed-like, and fair? If you pictured the former, well, you’re an outlier. While wellness culture is theoretically open to everyone, it still exists within the larger American...