Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Bio

Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez is a diversity content specialist whose work can be seen in The Washington Post, InStyle, The Guardian, and many other places. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez Articles

"On the worst days, remember that tomorrow is a new day to start fresh and improve on yesterday's mishaps (which probably weren't as disastrous as you thought)."

4 Simple Tips For Moms Who Want To Practice Mindfulness

Motherhood is stressful, and between regretting things we did in the past and planning for the future, it's hard to remember to eat lunch. Despite being pulled every possible direction, it’s important to practice self-care. And one of the easiest ways to ensure that you are taking care of yourself is to practice mindfulness.

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Sex, Shame, And Sex-Esteem: Unlearning Harmful Attitudes Toward Sexuality

It’s time we stop teaching shame and start spending more time fostering healthy sexual identities in young girls.

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"Would I be in pain forever? Would my periods ever regulate? Will we be able to have more children? And would I be forced to have a hysterectomy like my mother?"

I Didn't Know Uterine Fibroids Ran In My Family Until I Had Them

A quick google search revealed that fibroids are noncancerous uterine growths. They can grow very large, cause extreme pain, and often lead to the removal of the uterus, like they did in my mother's case.

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Womanism: A Spiritual Resistance For Black Women

For me, feminism felt like finding a beautiful shoe in the wrong size. No matter how much I strained, it never seemed to be a perfect fit. I found my size in womanism.

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Teaching your children the value of all cultures instead of just your culture will help them to include those who have different backgrounds.

5 Ways To Raise Inclusive Kids

One way to combat negative outcomes post-election is to raise more inclusive children.

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The liberation of Black Americans from physical chains is deeply intertwined with the modern chains of today.

The Importance Of Teaching My Son About Juneteenth In Trump's America

By educating my son on Juneteenth, I am able to make it clear to him that we may live in a nation that wasn’t established with us in mind, but we continue to find freedom anyway.

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Many of the things that make you a “good parent” make you a “bad” sexual partner.

5 Ways Parenthood Altered My Sex Life

There were (are) many things that people warned me about when it came to the parenthood transition. But of course, no one prepared me for how having a child would affect my sexual relationship with my husband.

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Breastfeeding Is A Reproductive Rights Issue — And I Am Pro-Choice

There are far too many stressors involved to force breastfeeding on new mothers. And far too many challenges involved to continue to pressure women who are dealing with a multitude of other issues into choosing one style of feeding.

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Things need to change to increase Black breastfeeding rates.

Before You Tell Black Women To Breastfeed, Consider This

A clear medical bias and the stresses of new motherhood, often leaves Black women unsupported on their breastfeeding journeys.

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