Tonic & Tea is a blog about all things women and health.
I started this blog early on in my PhD as a workout for my writing muscle (academia involves a lot of writing), but also to have an outlet where I could share what the research world is saying about women and their bodies with women themselves.
For much of documented history women were largely excluded from the institutions (e.g. religion, education, medicine) that created knowledge about their bodies and prescribed their social roles. Even with these barriers we have achieved incredible things. While things are improving—largely due to the efforts of women but also some men—there is still much to be done to ensure that medical research and practise reflects the interests of the entire population and not just (white, straight, wealthy) men. I hope that Tonic & Tea contributes to this in at least some small way.
Feel free to say hello to me on Twitter and Instagram. You can also see my university profile page here, ResearchGate here and LinkedIn here.