How Companies Are Using Period-Positivity to Sell Products

Source: Womanizer, WOW Tech

In 2020, the global menstrual health market reached a value of $21.6 billion (USD). This massive growth can be directly linked to the ever-expanding conversation surrounding menstrual equity. For most of history, periods have been cloaked in shame and taboo. The first disposable pad was invented in 1886 and became…

Gender is a Critical KPI and Business Metric in the 21st Century

Source: Anthony Shkraba

Since the late 20th century, it seems like so many things have moved so fast that we’ve forgotten just how recently everything started shifting. Take for example — women in the workplace. Sure, women have worked in some capacity forever. Pre-Industrial Revolution, women were a major player on the family…

A Look at the Role of Storytellers

Donna Ferrato’s collection, “Behind Closed Doors”

One afternoon in March 1993, a man walked out into a field near the village of Ayob. This village was located in what would become modern-day South Sudan. …

The Gossip Girl Revival and It’s Faux-Wokness Falls Flats

Source: USA Today

Has anyone else been love/hate-watching the reboot of Gossip Girl? Because I know I have. I love-watch it because I’m a fiend for fashion that pushes the envelope and just about anything set in New York City. I hate-watch it because I’m truly trying to figure it out.

Making trashy…

Why We Need Cross-Sectional Solutions to Period Access

Source: Grand Challenges Canada

At the end of April 2021, a cohort of researchers and academics published the first comprehensive and self-contained definition of menstrual health. Despite the increase in menstrual health advocacy, programming, policy, and research, there was no holistic method to define menstruation health up until this point. …

A Writer Working Her Way Through the World

Source: Los Muertos Crew

Writing is not the result of pure imagination and inspiration. Those who we herald as the great writers of our time did not arrive there by sheer luck or divine intervention from a muse. Writing is the result of hard-earned, consistent practice. It is a craft. There are no right…

A Guide to Getting Rid of Fear and Finding Storylines

Source: Cottonbro

The first real job I ever wanted was to become a writer. I suppose like all other jobs I had conceptualized in my mind, I was a bit delusional in what I thought a writer’s life would look like. I imagined a life of late-night black coffee, gathering pennies to…

An Excerpt from a Book With Too Many Working Titles

Source: Andrew Jephson

The murmur of some Middle Eastern dialect poured from the driver’s cellphone, while a newscaster’s voice penetrated through the fake bullet-proof glass. It was one of the rainiest days I had ever witnessed in New York City. As the downpour beat heavy on the windshield of the cab, I peered…

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Princess Diana

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

Whether you grew up idolizing her or you came to know her through modern retellings in television and film, Princess Diana remains iconic and immortal in the minds of many across the world. It may have been her style and glamour that drew people in, but it was her empathy…

Everything You Need to Know About Shaking Meditation

Source: Jack Sparrow

At this point, just about everyone has been told that the cure-all for their depression, anxiety, unease, insert any other ailment, is simple — meditate. Many of those people, including myself, have proceeded to sit down and wonder what the hell we are doing. Instead of reaching some sort of…

Tyler A. Donohue

Pastimes include playing with words, using my passport, and eating croissants. A writer of all things gender, culture, and travel.

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