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What Your Menstrual Products Say About You

Your period is a time for many things: comfort eating, getting into arguments for reasons you can't reconstruct…but it’s also a time to express Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   10.31.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
My hope is that by the time she actually starts her period, she’ll be very comfortable expressing her needs.

Normalizing Menstruation: Why I Talk About My Period To My 2-Year-Old Daughter

I just tell my daughter the truth about my period: I have PMS, my back is killing me, and we’re going to eat a lot of chocolate. Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   04.26.18   |   SHARE
Families
Nadya Okamoto

19-Year-Old Nadya Okamoto's PERIOD Inc. Fights For Safe & Hygienic Periods

Meet 19-year-old Nadya Okamoto, a second year Harvard University Social Studies major with a mission. PERIOD, Inc. is her movement! Read...
Shannon Day    |   02.2.18   |   SHARE
Voices
Menstruation and Misogyny: Period shaming strikes to the core of our worth.

Menstruation And Misogyny: Why Talking Openly About Our Periods Matters

Menstruation and Misogyny: I will continue to march to the bathroom, tampon in plain view, as if a conductor leading with her baton. Our periods Read...
Jessica Schreindl of Role Reboot    |   11.1.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Periods shouldn’t make you unhappy. Periods shouldn’t be painful. Having a vagina shouldn’t be painful.

To My 13-Year-Old Self: I'm Sorry No One Taught You About Your Period

One day, when you’re twice your age, you’ll write a letter to yourself with all the things no one taught you about your period Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   10.3.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
In our community, women on their moon are embraced, not shunned.

In My Culture, Having A Period Is Powerful

I park my car on the side of the street and turn off the engine. From my side-view mirror, I see him emerge from his mauve Camry and lean against the Read...
Voices
There are no apologizes with period sex.

An Ode To Period Sex From A Flow Lover 

The churning, and out-of-bounds, topic of period sex is still surprisingly fraught. Read...
S. Nicole Lane    |   08.24.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
It’d be dishonest of me to say PMDD doesn’t, in some small way, rule my life.

PMDD Is A Real & Debilitating Mood Disorder — We Need To Start Treating It That Way

Hormones cause me to amble through an unrelenting fog, a fog that takes over my life for two weeks out of each calendar month. Read...
Nneka Okona    |   05.22.17   |   SHARE
Minds