Empowerment Pocket Guides
The links below are for the first versions of our four WomanSafeHealth Empowerment Pocket Guides. Each guide is meant to be printed double-sided, cut down the middle lengthwise, and folded twice. Permission is granted to download, make copies, and distribute these guides as long as no changes are made. We would love your feedback as we revise them for future editions!
Medical Empowerment Pocket Guide
This guide is for women who are navigating medical settings.medical
Gynecological Services Empowerment Pocket Guide
This guide is for women who are navigating gynecological services and providers, including office visits, surgeries and inpatient stays.gynecology
Psychological Services Empowerment Pocket Guide
This guide is for women who are navigating psychological services and providers.psychological
Rituals for Serious Health Conditions Empowerment Pocket Guide
This guide focuses on serious health conditions, although rituals may also be beneficial at other times in life.rituals
Videos & News
June 19, 2021: Listen to one of the editors of Elizabeth’s book, WomanSafeHealth: The Antidote to Status Quo Health Care, Kate Welsh, speak about Queering Disability on AMI Radio’s podcast via Spotify.
Kate Welsh is a queer, disabled artist, activist and educator who believes in centering voices of LGBTQ disabled people in therapy, activism and social justice work. She discusses her role as a queer-friendly counsellor whose work is informed by a healing justice paradigm. Her website is: https://www.katewelsh.ca/
January 9, 2020: Check out the Crazy Wisdom Community Journal article by Elizabeth Shadigian, MD: Congratulations on Your Diagnosis – Taking Charge of Chronic IllnessDecember 6, 2017: WomanSafeHealth celebrates our 10th Anniversary!
March 31, 2017: The TEDxJHUDC talk is up on YouTube: Elizabeth Shadigian, MD – Traumatic Connection: Women and Health Care Providers. Please share it with friends and family and post it on your Facebook and other social media sites.
July 17, 2016: Elizabeth Shadigian, MD published her first book WomanSafeHealth: The Antidote to Status Quo Health Care
May 25, 2016: Elizabeth Shadigian, MD was awarded the Woman of Washtenaw 2016 award by the Women’s Council of Washtenaw County for empowering other women.
May 1, 2016: Check out the Crazy Wisdom Community Journal article by Elizabeth Shadigian, MD: A Radical Act of Self Care
January 1, 2014: Check out the Crazy Wisdom Journal article by Rachel Pastiva: The Healing Power of the Right Relationship: How Elizabeth Shadigian, M.D., and WomanSafeHealth Are Raising the Standards for Women’s Health Care