Under the Microscope: Women's Health and the Patriarchy

By Europe and Me's Francesca Monticelli The current mode of healthcare is patriarchal. Often a one-size-fits-all approach is adopted, but as one-size is based on men automatically women are at a disadvantage. Despite there being evidence to support this case there is a lack of focus on re-transforming the system. From a public health perspective … Continue reading Under the Microscope: Women's Health and the Patriarchy

Womxnspiration

By Europe & Me's Nicoletta Enria and Friederike Sandow The term womanspiration, encompasses the magic of solidarity between and inspiration from those who recognise as female. On this occasion, we’ll opt for the more inclusive ‘womxnspiration’, a term that rids transphobic sentiments and embraces the intersectionality of current feminist movements (more on how the term … Continue reading Womxnspiration

“Dangerous Beasts”: The Threat of the Outspoken Woman

By Europe & Me's Nicoletta Enria “A woman who writes has power. A woman with power is feared, In the eyes of the world this makes us dangerous beasts”.Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa Let’s face it – nobody likes an outspoken woman. Expressing an opinion, and god forbid – expressing anger regarding any form of injustice perpetrated … Continue reading “Dangerous Beasts”: The Threat of the Outspoken Woman

The Beginnings of the Tickles and Pokes’ Period Positive Movement

By Za Unitt In Dececember of 2018, my friend and bandmate, Julia, and I sat in her kitchen talking about the future and what direction we wanted to take with our newly formed Duo/Act, Tickles And Pokes. We're both mothers, entertainers, and over 40. Neither one of us were interested in doing the whole traveling … Continue reading The Beginnings of the Tickles and Pokes’ Period Positive Movement