Anna Altman is a writer and editor in Washington, D.C. (January 2019)

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Listening to Women’s Bodies

Between hiding what we’re told is embarrassing and presenting ourselves to the world to be appraised, women’s relationships to our bodies can be complex, even brutal. As the host of Bodies podcast Allison Behringer reminds us in one episode, being a woman only comes with one instruction: “Be beautiful.” Behringer emphasizes sharing practical, constructive information. Bodies wants to help. The show demonstrates the difference between a compassionate, forward-thinking doctor and one who is just going through the motions. It empowers women to do their own research.