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?
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
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
We’ve been eating Chica for a long time! And even though we love Chica’s flavor all on its own, we still enjoy mixing it up. Use these recipes as an excuse to eat Chica for breakfast, or a chance to make Chica even more delectable than handmade dark chocolate truffles already are. We’d love to … Read more Recipes for Your Hormones
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
This week, we’re getting real about our relationship to food, and how we envision a better version of ourselves and our uteri when we are eating well. Please read with caution if you have or are currently struggling with an eating disorder. Elise: Dear My Culinary Hero, Following last week’s post about Self Care for our … Read more Food for Thought
Welcome to Shark Week Chicas! You know how we’re always blabbing about destigmatizing periods? Wondering when that is gonna happen? This week, we’re getting dirty. Let’s talk about blood blood blood—it’s time for BATTLE. (A content warning for those of you that might find this topic uncomfortable. But we encourage you to read on for … Read more A Happy Reading on Happy Bleeding
Welcome back, Chicas! This week, we’re talking vagina health, and how we maintain ours. Do you have a self-care routine for your vagina? Cassidy: To My Fellow Genital Genius, Before we even get started here, I’d like to point out how weird that address is. But it’s funny as hell. It is also the title … Read more Is Your Vagina in Your Self-Care Routine?