Musings on women's health, sexuality, and empowerment.

Pleasure is our birthright

By Chaya Aronson | September 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Pleasure is our birthright

Pleasure is our birthright, but our society often minimizes the importance and validity of pleasure and sexuality. My friend Levi Gershowitz, of Living in the Light, made this for me for my birthday this year. He told the story of how he made it, which involved a lot of hammering. While he hammered, he focused…

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Raw Humanity

By Chaya Aronson | August 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Raw Humanity

My good and very talented photographer friend Peter Paradise Michaels found this photo in his archives the other day and sent it to me. It was taken about 10 years ago. As I enter my birth month, and the last year of my 30s, It has brought me to reflect on how much this body has…

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Women’s Desire: A Feminist Perspective

By Chaya Aronson | June 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Women’s Desire: A Feminist Perspective

As a culture we are slowly working to unravel this patriarchy. To do this, we must shed light upon our societal perspective on women’s desire. Notes about this post: Much of the language here engages the gender binary and heteronormative culture. I write about this topic from this perspective, because it still is the dominant…

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Barefoot Shoes

By Chaya Aronson | May 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Barefoot Shoes

What is the craze about barefoot shoes? Why wear them? What are they? First off, when many of us hear “barefoot shoes”, we think of those separated five toe shoes by Vibram. Those are all well and good, but not very fashionable. Since they first emerged, they have developed more fashionable and diverse styles. Just…

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Another One of those Days

By Chaya Aronson | April 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Another One of those Days

Today is one of those days. Not the kind when I gave great advice to a client to have more orgasms. It’s the kind when Birch wakes up and just wants to play the “Mama is hungry should she eat Birch’s belly or cheeks” game and cuddle and wrestle.   I do that as long…

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An Ode to Fear and Anger

By Chaya Aronson | March 25, 2019 | Comments Off on An Ode to Fear and Anger

Fear and Anger, those two friends, one on each shoulder ever since I can remember. It’s not like one is the angel and one is the devil. It’s like both are both. And it is my job to discern when to let one of them drive the bus for a minute and when it is…

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The Magical Womb

By Chaya Aronson | March 8, 2019 | Comments Off on The Magical Womb

I honor the myriad of ways we can identify as women and today I wish to give a special shout out to the magical womb in honor and gratitude of how it has given each and every one of us life. Here are some fun facts about the uterus, and therefore why we are all…

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A Sweet Story About Hearts and Souls

By Chaya Aronson | March 8, 2019 | Comments Off on A Sweet Story About Hearts and Souls

Enjoy this sweet still story about hearts and souls. In the past few months, I have stopped staying with my son in bed until he falls asleep. We lie down and talk for awhile and then I go downstairs and let him drift off to sleep. Last night, right after I said, “Ok love, I…

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Dancing with Our Children: Navigating Children at Contact Improv Jams

By Chaya Aronson | February 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Dancing with Our Children: Navigating Children at Contact Improv Jams

Inclusivity of Parents and Children As a mother and dancer, I want to share some reflections on how we navigate children at various community dance events. My intention is to honor the dance space, honor the parents and children and together learn how to foster a culture of consent. My partner was recently reflecting that…

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Healing Hip and Knee Pain

By Chaya Aronson | December 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Healing Hip and Knee Pain

My clients do not generally come to see me due to hip or knee pain. They usually come in because of an ailment that relates to their reproductive or urogenital system. Time after time, in our check ins, folks tell me that in addition to the primary reason they chose to see me, they also…

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