Weekly Wednesday Wire | 31 March
maya is making healthcare accessible for women
We have just discovered Maya, a Bangladeshi femtech startup dedicated to making it easier for women to get healthcare, especially for sensitive issues like reproductive and mental health. Now the startup, based in Bangladesh and incorporated in Singapore, is expanding into new countries. Maya had raised $2.2 million in seed funding in February 2021, the largest raised by a Bangladeshi health tech company so far. The round was led by early-stage fund Anchorless Bangladesh and The Osiris Group.
sensual audio stories for asia
Spotted on TechCrunch in their roundup of favourite pitches from Demo Day of Y-Combinator’s latest accelerator batch: Blushh, a sensual audio app built by a team of ex-Google, Amazon, Harvard and BCG professionals, is creating a directory of intimate and immersive audio stories for women in Asia.
The content is currently available only in Korean.
india also has paid leave for miscarriage
The internet is flooded with news of New Zealand’s approved paid leave for a miscarriage or stillbirth, irrespective of gender. But India has already mandated paid leave for miscarriage 60 years ago, albeit only for women. Is it implemented though, is the question.
Women who inspire us
There must be a sustainable solution to the problem Around the turn of the year 2020, the Thai postal service organised a donation campaign to
Many Asians probably have gone through this (I know I have): the best-fitting clothes in the American stores for us are in the kids section.
You may not know the name Cynthia Chua, but you will surely have the names of her lifestyle brands at the tip of your tongue.
“I knew I needed another way, I could not be on birth control pills anymore,” said Ayobami Durosinmi, vibrant founder of Saffron C, a maker
Stories you may like
Let’s admit it: having sex in these times of pandemic is not the same fun anymore. The uncertainty about the future, the financial burdens, and
“Wait. Have you watched Pad Man?”, I asked. “No, I have not,” she said, “But I have met him.” I don’t watch a lot of
I’m not really sure what I expected, but certainly not a close up of a fully shaved vulva. I was watching a woman using her
Do-it-yourself for decades was the realm of men, hiding in their man-cave tool sheds, fixing up old rusters and bragging about it. Things have changed