Five Things I Learned from my Stay at an Ashram

In 2013, I was fortunate enough to study abroad in India for my graduate school program. We traveled to different universities, hospitals, and learning facilities. In the middle of our journey, we spent a week staying at an ashram at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. My week at the ashram was easily one of the most physically and spiritually challenging weeks of my life, and I am forever grateful for it.

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Amy Sutherland
Making a Menstrual Movement Inclusive

When I was getting my graduate certificate in holistic health studies, I did so at a women’s university. The course curriculum was rich in women-focused perspectives on health, culture, and spirituality. Many of my classmates were women who had children, and almost all of them defined “femininity” and a woman’s “power” in her ability to become pregnant and birth life.

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Amy Sutherland
Why Menstrual Stigma Matters

I spent four years researching, studying and writing papers about women’s health: disparities, practices, influences and stereotypes. And what I came to find through my studies is that we cannot move forward in solving women’s health issues if we still cannot discuss periods.

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Amy Sutherland