Posts in What I Wish I Knew
What I Wish I Knew About the Responsibilities of Having a Uterus

I am standing in the bathroom of an Airbnb with my skirt around my ankles holding a piece of toilet paper with orangey-peach streaks of blood. I track my cycles; I know I shouldn’t be bleeding yet and I can tell something is different.

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Five Ways to Have a More Empowered Pelvic Exam

Pelvic Exam. Possibly one of the most anxiety-riddled phrases known to the female-bodied population. It is a phrase that often evokes images of patients lying in a paper gown with their feet in stirrups while a doctor places a spotlight on their genitals and proceeds to poke around, for what seems like an eternity.

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What I Wish I Knew About Getting my First Period

When I was in 4th grade, I was handed this little pamphlet called “Your Body and You” – or was it “Your Changing Body and You”? Hmm. Either way, I remember being fascinated about the changes I was going to experience (even though at the time I had no true concept of what it meant).

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What I Wish I Knew About Growing up With Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

This past Family Day in Canada (February 19, 2018), I spent the day with my sister. My adoptive sister, who is currently in the hospital because of an untimely meeting with a hungry polar bear. She has 54 staples and a nasty case of necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease. She’s okay, don’t panic! It happens, and it is 100% treatable! 

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