Fearless in  New York City Liz Chamberlain's resilience in the face of adversity inspires community
Oct26

Fearless in New York City Liz Chamberlain's resilience in the face of adversity inspires community

Liz Chamberlain will be running the New York City Marathon in two weeks, but the journey to the start line was anything but easy. Despite battling an invisible illness after a head injury, she found strength in art and running, and is now inspiring others along the way to the finish line. Chamberlain is a McMaster alumna, and is working as an x-ray and mammography technologist at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga. The mother of...

#HamOnt — Sex Blogger
Nov03

#HamOnt — Sex Blogger

sex+ blogger Red Hot Suz talks about toy safety! Check out her blog at redhotsuz.com and her new club at McMaster Sex-Positive Community Related Posts In the kitchen with Henry LuanLet’s talk about sex, McMaster[REVIEW] Honours Performance Series — Unoriginal...

Let’s talk about genital health Tips to keep your vajayjay healthy, all year round
Mar24

Let’s talk about genital health Tips to keep your vajayjay healthy, all year round

By: Alex Killian/ SHEC People tend to shy away from talking about genital health. It might be personal, but it’s important information. The vagina is a sensitive ecosystem, full of good bacteria (microbiota) that keep everything (including the bad bacteria) in balance. However, it really is a fine balance, and as soon as one thing gets out of hand, you often have yourself an uncomfortable situation. CLEANING Soap and other cleaning...

Turning the colour back on Recovering from an eating disorder has taught me some important lessons about my health and body
Mar17

Turning the colour back on Recovering from an eating disorder has taught me some important lessons about my health and body

Hating your body is NOT normal You do not have to hate yourself. It is not normal, even if it is common. Often, our negative thoughts about ourselves become habits and we don’t even notice how much they have taken over our lives. It is perfectly OK to love your body as it is, or even just to come to terms with it.  Disordered eating is pervasive, and bodily self-hate is everywhere, but it doesn’t have to be. The mantra of “every body...

‘I was sexually assaulted on campus.’ Assault is something that can happen on campus even between friends and peers. One student shares their story about how the University dealt with it.
Mar17

‘I was sexually assaulted on campus.’ Assault is something that can happen on campus even between friends and peers. One student shares their story about how the University dealt with it.

WARNING: This article contains graphic descriptions of rape and mention of suicide. I was a Welcome Week representative in 2012, and I met John Doe*, a fellow rep, through some friends. We didn’t work directly together, but he hung out with us often. I thought he was funny, we had the same taste in music, but I never thought of him as anything more. My friends were close to him, and I liked my friends, so it all seemed great. It was...

Detoxing the truth behind celebrity diets
Mar17

Detoxing the truth behind celebrity diets

By: Sohana Farhin/ SHEC Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah, Salma Hayek, Megan Fox, the clan of Kardashians, Jared Leto and Beyonce, have claimed to use detox diets to lose weight. The most popular celebrity detox diet is known as the Master Cleanse. The Master Cleanse was created by Stanley Bourroughs, a man arrested for practicing medicine without a proper license. The detox diet promises to “cleanse the body of toxins and...