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    An interview with Ashley Novoa of the Chicago Period Project

     This week, I spoke with Chicago Period Project founder and president Ashley Novoa. The idea for her organization was born on Nov. 8, 2016, after the tumultuous presidential election. She decided that day that she wanted to give back to the women of her city, and that providing them with menstrual care was the best way to do that. 

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    It’s not just allergies

    It’s allergy season. As someone whose entire existence is decimated by the invisible pollinated particles that infiltrate Chicago’s air come spring,  I know this season all too well. It’s the season of endlessly stuffy noses, eyes that never stop itching and drainage that never stops dripping. But this year may be worse than usual. While perusing some local news sites for first-blog-inspiration (yay!), I came across a Block Club Chicago article that made my heart sink into my already-congested chest (not yay). In short, the article said this: We’re in for a drier, warmer spring than usual, which typically means higher levels of pollen. Higher levels of pollen = higher…