Women Are Worth It

August 26 commemorates Women’s Equality Day, a proud day for all American women This year marks 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted all women the right to vote. Women earned the right to vote through the decades-long struggle of heroes such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Jane Addams, Ida B. Wells, Lucy Burns, and Mary McLeod Bethune who boldly persisted against those who wished to preserve the status quo. (Fun Fact: In 1895, Suffragist Susan B. Anthony came to speak at City Hall in Huntsville!). Women’s Equality Day gives us time to reflect on the work women have done across generations removing barriers, overcoming obstacles, and pursuing new ideas.

Birth Control and Your Device: A Perfect Match!

There was a time, not so long ago, when women had to remember to take their birth control pills every single day! Or write down when it was time to change their Nuvaring or birth control patch- sometimes making a secret mark on their calendar (known only to them) to remind them! Well, that is history. ICYMI, the App Store is bursting with apps to help the women of today take charge of not only their birth control, but tracking their cycles, side effects and moods.

Taking Care of Yourself During a Pandemic

Fear about an unknown disease can be overwhelming and stressful as we face uncertain times. You may be worried about finances, your health or the health of your loved ones, job security or juggling parenting while working from home. These are very normal stressors. Our bodies can respond to stress in a variety of ways.