What is "Here for Her"? Created by Rachel Ettinger
I've never been so passionate about something before in my LIFE. Here for Her started for a few reasons. It really started with my mom Sharon ( a nurse) who educated/ helped young women her entire career and was always there to answer my q's (and my friends' questions) in a supportive & non judgemental way when growing up. It was SO COOL. I’ve realized that not everyone grew up that way and it's still (in general) not acceptable to discuss periods, vaginas and women’s health issues in public. God forbid you hold a tampon in broad daylight on the way to the bathroom. Right? Yup. But there's more...
I personally had an issue last year with my vagina and it took 2 months of walk-in clinics and improper diagnosis (I didn't have a family doctor so it was a bit of a process) and finally a visit to emerg (my poor sister joined LOL I'll tell that story another time) to figure out what was wrong. I felt embarrassed to discuss what was going on... but why? It was something that was beyond my control! The BEST female gynaecologist even told me that she had seen this before many times! WHO KNEW?
It's bullshit. These are natural things that are happening to us & we should be comfortable discussing them! Another thing: finally, at age 26, I am committed to achieving self-acceptance. I grew up with body image issues- to the point that I still feel guilty after having nachos & I still calculate my food intake in my head. This is a daily battle. I refuse to pass on this body image distortion to my future children, so I am working on changing my mindset to focusing on eating foods that make me feel good and will benefit my HEALTH long-term. It's not about just fitting into that bodysuit for the bar anymore. It's such a relief to ACTUALLY accept & love yourself.
So, Here for Her was born on July 25, 2017. Women's health issues are important and REAL. I hope that we can get to a place where they are not something we just admit to our families or besties, but discuss openly & proudly.
If you have any questions or comments PLEASE email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to get involved?
Make sure to follow us @ShopHereforHer on socials to find out what pop-up shop or event we are at next! We're also looking for brand ambassadors & professionals willing to educate other women on health-related issues. Here for Her is a platform where you can feel comfortable discussing health issues while learning more about your health as well! Oh and vagina memes. Who doesn't love a vagina meme? Please DM if interested! Oh and check out a few women's health focused initiatives below: