Call for submissions on sexism, gaslighting and dismissal in women’s health

Hysterical Women needs your guest posts for 2020


It’s that time again! Hysterical Women will be taking a short festive break from today, Wednesday 18 December, until Thursday 2 January. In the meantime though, I desperately need more guest posts to be able to keep the blog going into 2020.

I’m seeking guest post submissions from any woman (cis or trans) or non-binary person who’s got a story to tell about sexism, dismissal and disbelief in healthcare.

In particular, I’m interested in hearing from:

  • Women of colour who’ve experienced sexism and racism when trying to access support for mental, physical or sexual health concerns
  • Trans/non-binary people who’ve experienced misgendering and stigma in healthcare, health problems being dismissed or automatically attributed to your status as a trans/NB person (e.g. “it’s just the hormone treatment”), difficulties negotiating sexual health services either as a trans woman, gender dysphoria being dismissed as teenage hormones/confusion/just a phase, etc.
  • Mothers who’ve been dismissed as neurotic or making a fuss about nothing when struggling with their own physical or perinatal/maternal mental health, or when concerned about their child’s health
  • Women whose perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms have been dismissed, or who’ve struggled to access help
  • Campaigners and healthcare professionals who are working to raise awareness and improve healthcare for women across the UK

Click here to get in touch with suggestions and submissions, or email

In the meantime, have a very merry Christmas period, and a happy new year. See you in 2020!

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