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FAQS on Menstruation: The funny, the weird and the needful.

I've heard really weird things about menstruation in my day but when I asked the ladies on BodyTalk to ask me questions about menstruation, I got quite a handful. So I tried to answer them as best as I could. Is menstrual blood is waste blood? There is no such thing as 'waste' blood. Can … Continue reading FAQS on Menstruation: The funny, the weird and the needful.

March Heroines: Women Who Inspire Us

Here we go again! Last year to celebrate March which is women's month, we curated beautiful pieces of poetry that celebrate woman in all her forms. This year, we want to put some faces to those descriptions of 'Phenomenal Woman'. From politics to the arts and philantropy, our March Heroines are from every walk of … Continue reading March Heroines: Women Who Inspire Us

New year, New you: Setting Achievable Goals.

Two weeks before the start of every new year, it is evident that everyone is thinking their lives will be everything they want it to be the coming year. Everyone waits for a new year to start approaching to think of the ideal life. Yes, its time to make a change, its time for new … Continue reading New year, New you: Setting Achievable Goals.

Bleeding – Menstrual Products and How to Manage them

So we could spend time saying periods are about bleeding and making or avoiding babies. But periods are about more than just the bleeding. So Abigail found out when she had her period. They had been chased into hiding due to the crises. All the running I guess sanitary materials were not the first thing … Continue reading Bleeding – Menstrual Products and How to Manage them

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Hot Seat-Period Leaks

There are two types of women: those who have had a leakage incident and those who will have a leakage incident. These things happen on a daily basis and it's important to note most women are uncomfortable at this time of the month. We share a few tips on how to avoid the more embarrassing moments.

Flap: Precocious vs Delayed Puberty

Excitement is one emotion that blows you off and then turns you on all at the same time. Instances could turn to circumstances and your stance in all this is the fuse. Form 2  was an exciting moment. The girls were all around 12 to 14 years old. Each day, the dormitory was rather fussy … Continue reading Flap: Precocious vs Delayed Puberty

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Revamp: Changing the Story on Breast ‘Ironing’

Our bodies are vital and fragile and all we do to it could have really unhealthy effects. Breast ironing: Also known as breast flattening or breast sweeping is the act of using hard or heated objects like grinding stones, wooden spoons(spatulas) just to name a few to massage or "pound" the breast in a bit to decrease or slow down breast growth. The “breast ironing” process itself is painful and may make girls feel ashamed of their bodies.

Celebrating Women Through Poetry

Hello Fam!It's International Women's Day in a few days (March 8th to be exact) and we thought it would be great to do something special right here.Better the balance, better the world International Women's Day 2019 has as campaign theme:#BalanceforBetter Balance is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. The race is on for … Continue reading Celebrating Women Through Poetry

March Heroines 2.0: Blessing Ohaeri

Name: Blessing OhaeriCountry: NigeriaProfession: Medical Laboratory scientistInstagram: @bl.essing6596 Blessing is a young graduate volunteering at a community health center in the town of Limbe. She is a young health professional who loves engaging in volunteer work which is why she partook in the First Aid volunteers training by the Red Cross in December 2020. Blessing … Continue reading March Heroines 2.0: Blessing Ohaeri

March Heroines 2.0: Dr Ameaka Fatima

Name: Ameaka Fatima NkempuCountry: CameroonProfession: PharmacistFB: @ameakafatima Dr Ameaka is a young pharmacist, writer and bodypositive activist. A creative and determined young health professional with multiple passions, Ameaka currently works in the public health sector where she focuses on the medical logistics in public health programs such as COVID-19. In 2017 while in school she … Continue reading March Heroines 2.0: Dr Ameaka Fatima

Think you Know About Sickle Cell? These Two Women Will Challenge your Ideas

I met this two amazing women at different moments in my life. And they couldn't be more unlike each other. But strangely their stories which they continue to share daily has thought me a few great lessons about life in general, and about a neglected genetic disorder that affects up to a 100 Million people in the world right now, most of them of African descent.