Zahra Barnes, SELF Magazine

Zahra Barnes

SELF Magazine

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • SELF Magazine
Past:
  • Women's Health Mag
  • Glamour

Recent articles by Zahra:

Pandemic Dating: How Do You Even Start Dating Right Now?

This week on Checking In, we're talking about pandemic dating. → Read More

How to Have the Best Birth Experience Possible—Even in a Pandemic

We dive in on this week's Checking In podcast episode. → Read More

Climate Change Is Real. Here's What We Can Do About It.

A letter from the interim editor in chief introducing SELF magazine's April digital cover on climate change and sustainability. → Read More

A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

This week on our Checking In podcast, we get into how to start a meditation practice. → Read More

How to Cope With Anxieties and Questions About Your COVID-19 Vaccine

This week’s episode of the Checking In podcast is all about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and what to expect when you get your own vaccine. → Read More

Introducing SELF Magazine's Healthy Eating Trailblazers

A letter from the interim editor in chief introducing SELF magazine's digital March cover featuring 16 healthy eating trailblazers. → Read More

Sex After Menopause: 8 Things You Should Know

There’s no need to go into it without preparation. → Read More

This World AIDS Day, Let's Work Together to Fight Stigma

World AIDS Day happens every year on December 1. This World AIDS Day, let's fight the stigma and have a conversation. → Read More

How to Have Multiple Orgasms When One Just Isn’t Enough

So you want to learn how to have multiple orgasms. Who could blame you? Experts share their best tips here. → Read More

Watch This New Documentary Exploring the Complex Link Between Psoriasis and Mental Health

In SELF's new psoriasis documentary, people with psoriasis and experts alike explore the complex link between psoriasis and mental health. → Read More

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country

Black mental health matters, and it’s suffering under the weight of life in this country. Here are Black mental health support resources if you need them. → Read More

Yeast Infection or STD: How to Tell the Difference

Yeast infections don’t have a monopoly on itching, burning, and weird discharge. → Read More

Why Do We Have Pubic Hair?

We asked the question, “Why do we have pubic hair?” And spoke with an ob/gyn about the purpose of pubic hair and whether or not it’s okay to groom it. → Read More

Sexual Response Cycle: What Happens in the Female Body During Sex

What happens during sex to make it feel so good, you ask? The sexual response cycle. Learn all about the sexual response cycle here. → Read More

What I Learned as a Nondriver at Racing School

I’ve never been into driving, then I got the chance to go to a racing academy. Talk about going from zero to 90. → Read More

Labia Minora and Labia Majora: What's Considered Normal?

Labia minora and labia majora come in all shapes and sizes. Ob/gyns explain why your nether regions don't need any fixing. → Read More

8 Common Reasons Why It Burns When You Pee

Time to end the misery. Here, doctors explain the biggest culprits behind painful, burning pee, plus how to treat them. → Read More

Can You Have Sex When You Have HPV?

HPV should just not exist, but here we are. This infection is so common, but what does having HPV mean for your sex life? → Read More

Dr. Kiarra King on Gynecology, Black Women's Health, and Advocating for Yourself

My urge to be an ob/gyn is skyrocketing, it's fine. → Read More

11 Things Everyone Should Know About Uncircumcised Penises

We know you have questions. Let’s cut to the chase. → Read More