New Year, New Period: Replacing Resolutions with Compassion

This is the anti-excellence newsletter. Here’s what that means: we’re sick and tired of all the New Year’s content. Totally over it. In protest, we’re sending you an email a week into 2020 to let you know that we don’t care about your resolutions–we care about *you* quite a lot, but we don’t plan on … Read more New Year, New Period: Replacing Resolutions with Compassion

Periods on the Pill: Can Chica Still Help Me if I Don’t Bleed?

A question has been coming up for us a lot lately, especially when we introduce someone new to Chica: can this still work for me if I’m on hormonal birth control and no longer have a period? The short answer is yes. The longer answer, however, requires a better understanding of how hormonal contraceptives (the … Read more Periods on the Pill: Can Chica Still Help Me if I Don’t Bleed?

Ways to Improve Your Period Before It Begins

Difficult periods are exhausting, and when you find yourself curled up in a ball for the hundredth month in a row, you may wonder – what can I do ahead of my period to stop this vicious cycle? Some factors, such as fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts, may need assistance from a doctor or practitioner … Read more Ways to Improve Your Period Before It Begins

Your Menstrual Cycle is More Than Just a Period

Many of us think of the bleeding ‘time of the month’ when we refer to the menstrual cycle. However, this stage only represents a few days of our menstrual cycle and, as the name hints, our menstrual cycle is a repetitive flow for fertile bleeding bodies that includes three other phases in addition to the … Read more Your Menstrual Cycle is More Than Just a Period

How Honey Fried Licorice Root Helps Your Period – The Story of Why Chica is Not 100% Vegan

Let’s keep it short and sweet today. One of our most frequent requests in the past was to remove the dairy from Chica Chocolate. We listened, and we now use an Organic Coconut Cream. Not only is Chica now available to more menstruators, it’s also more delicious. Win-Win! Thank you to everyone for speaking up! (PS – … Read more How Honey Fried Licorice Root Helps Your Period – The Story of Why Chica is Not 100% Vegan

The Disclaimer on the Disclaimer (Disclaimer²)

As you may have noticed while browsing our website, we frequently footnote our pages with the disclaimer “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.” We are extremely well-acquainted with this phrase because we have written it so … Read more The Disclaimer on the Disclaimer (Disclaimer²)

Respecting the Hormonal Side of Mental Health

Please note that we talk about mental health in this letter. Read it when you’re ready. In the meantime, know that we love you. Cassidy: Dear Higher Self, If I am honest, this week was fucking hard. I don’t feel as though I’ve earned the right to say that, because there was nothing in particular … Read more Respecting the Hormonal Side of Mental Health