Thank you for visiting my online portfolio! My name is Amy Sharp and I am a period enthusiast! One day I will have that on a business card.
While I’ve had a myriad of careers and adventures as an adult (including in education, pet care, recording industry, solo travel, vegan living, women’s reproductive health and living in NYC), my writing is driven by my fascination with reproductive and sexual health, specifically women’s.
Menstrual cycles. Are. FASCINATING! There’s so much to learn! I could talk just about periods for days but that would only be scratching the surface. There’s charting and cervical fluid and contraception and period poverty! So many topics!
Most of all, women deserve the opportunity to be trusted with their own bodies. We all have the capacity to learn about our bodies, to know what’s happening in them. It sounds so simple but women and girls can’t fully protect their bodies if they don’t know how they work! Knowledge is empowering! We have the potential and the information needed to raise the healthiest generation of women on Earth.
I’m compelled by this affirmation to write about and share information and opinions and to always keep learning. If even one person can take something from my writing and feel a better sense of bodily awareness, I’ll know I’m fulfilling my mission.
I started my first blog in 2004. My life, at the time, seemed like a series of peculiar and unusual happenings that were just too entertaining to keep to myself. I wrote about those events for my friends and family to enjoy and published them on a blog I called. People began looking forward to reading about my misadventures and silly affairs, especially once I moved to New York. In 2011, I completed the WordPress “Post A Day” challenge and posted every day for 365 days. It really stimulated my writing but by the end of the year I desperately needed a break.
Here are a few of my favorite posts:
I tried unsuccessfully three more times to start other blogs (two food blogs and one about sustainable living) but ultimately I realized those weren’t my passions and lost interest quickly. I was NOT sad to let them go. 🙂
In my spare time I was always championing women’s health and reproductive justice. It never really occurred to me that this was something I could turn into a career. Slowly I began to realize that blogging wasn’t the only platform that I could use to talk about these important topics. I explored other options like YouTube and volunteering.
I finally found my way back to writing after a friend suggested I try a different way. Freelancing allows me to write whatever and whenever and I don’t have to punch in or out like a 9-5 gig. I love the freedom!
I stay busy as a full-time professional dog walker and cat sitter in Manhattan and moonlighting as a freelance writer. This year I took up embroidery, which is now the intersection of my creative side and my knowledge of anatomy/physiology. I recently embroidered several vulvas.
Click here to see some of my recent artwork.
My husband and I live in Brooklyn. He wears many hats including his full-time job in television while also composing music, playing gigs with friends, voice acting and tweaking his first novel. And yoga. So much yoga. Even though it’s just the two of us, we keep plenty busy.
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