In the past few years after notable women like Real Housewife, Yolanda Foster, and former Playmate of the Year, Karen McDougal, made the decision to explant in the face of a potential BII diagnosis, advocacy groups have been popping up left and right with the mission to bring awareness to the untold dangers of breast implants, which The Implant Truth Survivors Committee (TITS), says "are not safe for everyone."
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For decades, women have been unknowingly suffering from PSD and intergenerational trauma, but now Dr. Valerie Rein wants women to reclaim their power through mind, body and healing tools.
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There's been a movement building steam over the last ten years or so, that actively promotes the idea that women don't have to have periods, that they are unnecessary, burdensome – and if you're not going to have a baby, why not just "turn off your period?"
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If you've been keeping up with American politics at all in the last few weeks, then you know that reproductive freedom is under attack. Since Roe v. Wade set the legal precedence protecting the right to abortion, most people have had at least some access to abortion within their states, but conservative lawmakers are making aggressive moves to change that.
Amy Domangue is CEO and Co-Founder of Jessie, a Techstars and Cedars-Sinai backed digital health company. Amy is an expert in healthcare marketing and innovation, having worked for various organizations, including Fleishman Hillard, Bayer Pharmaceuticlas, and the New Orleans BioInnovation Center.
Since 2010, Amy has worked with various healthtech startups and helped raise over $30 million in capital. In 2018, Amy launched Jessie with her Co-Founder, Kerranna Williamson. Today, Jessie has grown into one of the largest networks of online health services, improving the way people access, experience, and manage their care.
Amy holds an MBA from Tulane University and an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Louisiana State University.
Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of Heard Mentality, We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter, and Do Nothing: How To Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing and Underliving. In her 20-year career in public radio, she has been the Executive Producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as co-host of the national morning news show, The Takeaway, from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Celeste's TEDx Talk sharing 10 ways to have a better conversation has over 19 million total views to date. As an NPR host and journalist, Celeste has interviewed hundreds of people from all walks of life. Through her work, she has learned the true power of conversation and its ability to both bridge gaps or deepen wounds.
Storyteller | Survivor | Social Impact
Nubia DuVall Wilson is a published author, journalist and advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse. As a storyteller, her mission is to liberate survivors of sexual abuse by curating content that supports their wellbeing and gives them a voice and a community to embrace the reality of living and loving after assault. In May 2018, she published her second book, The Survivors Club, a supernatural novella inspired by her journey to heal as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, which is the inspiration behind a new TV pilot currently being pitched. Nubia is also the founder of Cielo Consulting, a boutique public relations and marketing agency based in South Orange, NJ. Nubia graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a degree in English and a minor in Religion. Learn more at nubiaduvall.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook @EncounterswithNubia.
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