GC4W Women’s Health & Wellness

Superbloom: A New Online Community for Women With Chronic Illness

By Je Banach The stories we tell play a major role in determining our health and wellness, as individuals and as a collective. Public narratives around chronic illness shape our healthcare system and determine everything from funding for research programs and availability of treatments to protections for the disabled and the day-to-day experiences of those who are ill. Erin Berman, a former…

Caring For Your Mental Health While Taking Online Courses

By Alyssa, Student Minds Blog Even though you may have thought you’d adjusted to your university routine, the current necessity of learning from home can make it much harder to find a university-life balance. COVID-19 has changed many of our plans — especially when it comes to university. Just as much as it’s important to self-regulate and keep up with studies,…

17 Totally Normal Feelings to Have as a College Student Right Now

By: Jessica A. Gold It’s officially back-to-school season even though this school year is anything but normal—something you know especially well if you’re a college student. The coronavirus pandemic has changed all of our lives in countless ways and it’s now wreaking havoc on the typical college experience of students across the country too. These changes don’t just have practical consequences; they’re…

How to Set up a Healthy Regimen

It’s safe to say that over the past five months, there probably isn’t a single person who hasn’t gone a little stir-crazy at one point or another. As our world grapples with two global crises — systemic racism and the COVID-19 pandemic — tensions are high. And while the hope for change and a better tomorrow is inspiring, this period has…

The Freedom and Joy of Plus-Size Acceptance

Being plus-size tells you a lot about other people’s assumptions. Often we become screens to project onto, an empty canvas to paint upon. As an overweight person, I’ve frequently encountered jarringly presumptive questions, offered up unprompted, by loved ones and strangers alike. When did you start eating your feelings? You know, you’re eating yourself to an early grave. Aren’t you worried…

7 Ways To Use Coconut Oil For Beauty & Skin Care

By: Kayti Christian An Affordable and Natural Alternative I’ve been using coconut oil as an affordable and natural beauty solution for years. From moisturizing my skin to removing makeup, I continue to be surprised by the numerous ways I can use this plant-derived ingredient for health, household, and beauty needs.  “One glass jar of coconut oil substantially minimizes my waste…