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No Body Shame

IMAGINE GROWING UP AND LIVING YOUR LIFE SHAMELESSLY.

No Body Shame is a global movement founded by Whitney Way Thore in 2014 to help people of every variety live their lives fully, passionately, and free of shame. Do you have a body? Great. No BS is for you. Whether you are old or young, black or white, fat or thin, gay or straight, cisgender or transgender, able-bodied or not –– and literally anything in between, No Body Shame is here to support you.

 

PLUS+

PLUS Positive (PLUS+) was founded on May 22, 2013 in Atlanta, GA by experienced entrepreneur Nicki Lynch.  For several years she worked with plus size women in other organizations. In her interactions, she noticed an increasing number of these women were beautiful on the outside, but had low self-esteem, lacked confidence in themselves, and held emotional scars from their past, that was affecting their future.  Moved with compassion, she started PLUS Positive to service both plus size adults and teens, in hopes of building body confidence and self- esteem.

 

STIX

A female founded startup on a mission to make pregnancy tests more accessible and empowering. Co-founders Jamie and Cynthia were tired of dated brands, overpriced tests, and worrying about familiar faces in drugstore aisles, so they decided to do something about it. They created Stix because buying a high quality pregnancy test should be easy and delightful, no matter the result you’re looking for. Stix is over 99% effective, gynecologist approved, fairly priced, and delivered in a discreet envelope.

 

iFertracker

A smart fertility tracker that helps women track their cycle more conveniently and accurately than ever before. It gathers continuous core temperature while you sleep to establish true Basal Body Temperature every morning. When you wake up, you simply take the device off to sync with our app and your data will be uploaded instantly. This allows women to sleep in, move about throughout the night, and wake up without having to remember to stick a thermometer in their mouth. Moreover, for women with irregular cycles, accuracy is of the utmost importance because there might be multiple temperature spikes throughout their cycle, or no spikes at all. iFertracker's precision allows every change to be expressed in a fertility chart and every hormonal correlation to be clearly visualized! You'll get notifications for when your fertile window is approaching and you can log daily fertility-related health factors such as alcohol intake, sleep quality, exercise, weight, and many more. 

 

Floretz

A modern box service for developing girls. We have an extensive selection of training and sports bras, as well as provide an educational forum for parents and kids alike as they navigate the teen years. Visit us today for the important items that your blossoming girl needs! 

 

LUME

An aluminum-free deodorant that’s baking soda free, paraben free, cruelty free, vegan, and made with naturally-derived ingredients. Invented by OB/GYN Dr. Shannon Klingman, her goal is to increase the confidence and self-worth of women and men everywhere. Lumē prevents external body odor by stopping the odor-causing reaction from happening on our skin. It's safe for sensitive skin and can be used on pits, feet, privates, or anywhere else you want to be odor-free

Lumē customers with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), which is common in individuals with PCOS, have reported reduced instances of breakouts after using Lumē on their underarms and groin area. People with HS should start with Lumē slowly, 2-3 times per week.

 
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Expertscape

Expertscape objectively ranks people and and institutions by their expertise in more than 27,000 biomedical topics including PCOS. Among these experts you may find:

  • A great physician -- to help you with your medical problem,

  • A great scientist -- to collaborate with you,

  • A great interview subject -- if you are a journalist,

  • A great expert witness -- if you are an attorney.

Any time you need an expert in a life science topic, Expertscape can help.

 

More to Love

Life in a large body can be hard. Beyond our own complex and intimate relationships we have with our body, the world around us enforces a message of “something is wrong with you” if your size isn’t considered “normal” (whatever that even is!)

Hearing these judgmental messages over and over from society for years, even decades, it’s no wonder so many large bodies struggle with poor self-image. The shame and confusion around our body leaves so many standing by the sidelines of life, pouring time and energy into fixing ourselves with the promise of happiness as our reward.

More to Love® offers a way to press pause on the idea that something is wrong with your body-size. Through in-person More to Love Yoga® classes, events, and online-based programs, founder of More to Love®, Rachel Estapa, is committed to making it possibles for plus size people to experience wholeness in body, mind, and lead life from the heart of who you truly are, no matter your size.

 

University of virginia

The University of Virginia is made up of eleven schools in Charlottesville, plus the College at Wise in southwest Virginia. UVA offers 51 bachelor's degrees in 47 fields, 84 master's degrees in 67 fields, six educational specialist degrees, two first-professional degrees (law and medicine), and 57 doctoral degrees in 55 fields.