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

Moms flying alone with kids need more support and less judgement.

5 Easy Ways To Help Moms Flying Alone With Kids

Next time you see moms flying alone with kids, try some of these tips. You might make someone's day.

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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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I couldn’t believe the medical system and several of my peers had me obsessing about my food consumption. I was experiencing food shaming during pregnancy.

Food Shaming During Pregnancy Is More Stressful Than Weight Gain 

I couldn’t believe the medical system and several of my peers had me obsessing about my food consumption. I was experiencing food shaming during pregnancy.

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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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"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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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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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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The journey to a positive body image requires a different path for all people.

What It's Like To Undergo Weight Loss Surgery

A Q&A with someone who has first-hand experience with weight loss surgery.

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How Interracial Friendships Impact Black Female Mental Health

Growing up, I had a lot of access to people who looked like me. I was completely unaware of the struggles that accompany interracial friendships.

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