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Menstruation Education in the UK

Just two months ago Plan International UK released a detailed and comprehensive study on girls’ experiences of menstruation in the UK. We at Freda thought it important that we offer a summary. Continue reading »

Period Products at Work Please!

Ping pong tables, beer on tap and soundproofed ‘sleep pods’ are just some of the perks companies provide for their staff, but how many cater for the most essential needs of their female employees? Continue reading »

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018

The main message of eating disorders awareness week 2018 is ‘Why Wait?’. The BEAT website says that, ‘on average, 149 weeks pass before those experiencing eating disorder symptoms seek help’- in other words ‘almost three years, 37 months or 1,043 days’ of our precious lives are taken up by the shame and the pain of keeping eating disorders a secret, by suffering alone. Continue reading »

Self-Care: a Quiet Revolution

In essence, self-care is a practice where you listen to your own needs and prioritise practicing compassion towards yourself; it is the attitude that you cannot give the best of yourself to the world and to those around you without giving the best to yourself first. This is not a movement that you can purchase into, you do not need to look a certain way or be living in a certain area- this is the radical act of reclaiming your own actions and your own happiness, and for so many reasons, this is a revolutionary action. Continue reading »