Dr. Bobel is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, and is also President of The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. She just published a book, The Managed Body, where she explores developing girls and menstrual health in the global south.
If you’re a woman of reproductive age (and if you’re not on hormonal birth control), your body goes through some drastic cyclical changes in hormones every month. You may be aware of these changes (hello, pimples and cramps and mood swings) or you may have no idea, but either way, they are happening. What’s driving all this? Hormones. A great many different hormones, in fact.
Yes, periods can be uncomfortable, annoying, and frustratingly taboo. But more than ever before, women are paying attention to their menstrual cycles. If you’ve picked up a magazine or scrolled through your news feed recently, you’ve probably noticed: period tracking is a thing.
Writing for the Guardian, Nicole Davis makes a strong claim: that there’s no need for women to get their periods. Pushing back against the recent wave of feminist authors and activists calling on women to embrace their periods, Davis points out that periods are inconvenient and cause pain and discomfort in some women. And further, having a period every month may not be as “natural” as it seems, because in earlier days women experienced far fewer periods due to more pregnancies and breastfeeding.
In this episode, I interview Internal Feminine Arts creator Aliya Galim. Aliya works with women to heal their womb wounds, by using the tools of Shamanism, Somatics, Kabalah and Toasism. We talk about the womb wounds of Endometriosis and how you can use these tools to reclaim your health and healing from the disease.
In this first episode of the Endo Hope Podcast I introduce to you the work which I am doing and talk to you about the Endo Hope Study. You can click here, to read more about the study and how you can get involved and support it. Drop me a comment below with your questions. Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe so you never miss an episode.
I was honoured to have my poem (below) feature on the Hysterical Women blog (click here to visit) ‘Poem To My Surgeon’ My name is Bridie, my disease is endometriosis You’re a gynaecological doctor, you disease is oblivi-osis You may be qualified, experienced, and able But that does not make you the right man on my operatingContinue reading “Oblivi-osis: A poem to my endo surgeon”
This information summarizes what adenomyosis is, the main signs and symptoms and current ways of managing it. It is intended for those who may have adenomyosis. What is it? Adenomyosis is defined by the finding of endometrium (the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus/womb) within the myometrium (muscular wall of the womb).Continue reading “What is Adenomyosis, Cause, Treatments & Effect”
What is Endometriosis and Adenomyosis? Endometriosis is a disorder where the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows on the outside and sometimes inside the wall of the uterus (aka Adenomyosis). It usually involves the ovaries, bowel, pouch of Douglas, bladder, tubes, or the tissue lining your pelvis, though sometimes it canContinue reading “Endo & Adeno What?”
I was only diagnosed with Endometrioses and Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome and may have Adenomyosis but won’t find out till I see a new gyno. last year I have two surgeries last year one in January for my cysts and also appendix removal but another one for my endo in July which didn’t overly help even with the nerve ablation.
I am so pleased to announce that I am collaborating with Modi Bodi and reviewing their period pants and swimwear to let you guys know how the hold up and my experience of them. Here is me unboxing them and talking about being a yoga teacher with Endometriosis and Adenomyosis and what happens when duringContinue reading “Period Pants – Have Legit Changed My Life For The Better”