Endo Awareness Ribbon

Endometriosis Awareness

Sometimes it takes a celebrity to shine a spotlight on a medical condition to raise awareness about it. In this case it is 20-year-old Julianne Hough, dancing with the stars dancer, and country-recording artist who has her fans and people of all ages chattering about…

Erica

Introducing Erica

Hey, my name is Erica and I am one of the new youth advisors at the Center for Young Women’s Health (CYWH) at Children’s Hospital Boston. I consider myself a very social person and I enjoy helping others. I am usually the one my friends go to…

I Love My Thighs

Love Your Body, Everyday

Did you know that October 15th was Love Your Body Day? Nope? Neither did I, but I wish I had! This morning I was checking my favorite design related site (Quipsologies), and saw that someone posted a link to the gallery of the NOW Foundation’s ‘Love Your Body…

Tynaya

Introducing Tynaya

Hi readers, my name is Tynaya and I am the new youth advisor at the Center for Young Women’s Health. About 5 years ago, I attended a camp called the Peer Mentoring Program for girls at Children’s Hospital Boston. Lounging in my chair, all I could…

Vote

Ready, Set, Vote!

For our American readers, if you are 18 or over by Nov 4th this year, you’ll be able to vote.  Maybe even for the first time! You might think: there are so many millions of people voting, my vote doesn’t really matter.  But it definitely…

Gluten Free Cake

Gluten-Free Cooking Spree!

Last week I got an e-mail invitation (special thanks to Dr. Lydia Shrier!) to an iron-chef style cooking competition at the Back Bay Events Center. It didn’t take long for me to decide that of course, I had to go. (Really, all I needed to know is that…

cookbook sale

Cafeteria Cookbook Sale!

Last Friday, the folks at the Children’s Hospital cafeteria were nice enough to allow us to set up shop for a few hours, right in the middle of all the action that goes on down there. Dennisse and I proudly wore our “Quick and Easy…

Crying Baby

Being a Pregnant Teen is Not Cute or Fabulous

What with the unending media coverage of various pregnant teens in our culture, I just wanted to weigh in with this: being a pregnant teen, and becoming a teenage parent, is not cute, fun, fabulous or trendy.  Having to take care of a baby and…

a gymnast

Reaching For The Gold

While watching the Olympic athletes perform their routines this week, several thoughts went through my head. My first thought was, “Geez, they make it look so easy” followed by, “Are you kidding, it takes hours and hours of practice to perform at that level.” It…

Dennisse

Girl 2 Girl

Asking a complete stranger for information on personal topics like birth control or teen pregnancy is beyond awkward. It’s sort of like the feeling you get when you go into the drugstore to buy pads or tampons and there’s a really cute guy at the register, ringing up…