Bustle.com is an amazing example of the success emergent online media has been experiencing over the past couple years. There was a time when journalism was seen as a dying industry and we were counting the days until writers were considered completely unemployable, but that’s no longer the case. Editorial media is experiencing wildfire growth. What I personally find great about websites like Bustle, or The Indie Chicks, or Bitch Media, or Jezebel, etc. is these websites are the very antithesis of aggregate content (cough huff post cough); every single article is original and it’s got a pure, authentic, upbeat conversational tone. At it’s heart, it’s one big conversation about our mutual experiences as an intensely connected culture. I mean we’ve never been more connected as a people than we are today. Where am I going with this. Oh, I am super delighted to have written three articles for Bustle this month!
By now, you’ve heard that Angelina Jolie removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes in order to protect herself from developing cancer. Her announcement, published Tuesday in an op-ed in the New York Times, has helped to raise awareness about the choices a woman can take to manage the terms of her own health. But cancer prevention is just one reason a woman might remove her reproductive organs.
Take my friend, university student 23-year-old Kyra Yeo, who is about to undergo a hysterectomy. Unlike Jolie, she isn’t taking precautionary measures to prevent cancer. Yeo is getting the surgery because she suffers from a painful disorder called endometriosis, a disease which causes uterine tissue to grow outside of the uterus.