Tanja is a Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Guelph. She previously completed both her Honours B.A. (Psychology with Thesis) and M.A. (Applied Social Psychology) degrees at the University of Windsor. Her dissertation will include an investigation of both the societal discourses at play that place importance on the finding and maintaining of intimate relationships for young women and young women’s employment of relational strategies (particularly self-silencing) within the context of relationships with abusive men. Her interest is in women’s health and well-being, namely with respect to intimate relationships and experiences with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).