Ever since I got my first period in middle school, I can remember taking countless trips to the bathroom with a pad or tampon shoved in my pocket or up my sleeve feeling an overwhelming sense of shame. Shame. Why was I so ashamed of something that I had no control over? Why did I […]Read More We Need to End the Menstruation Stigma- PERIOD.
A lot is happening in the news – both nationally and globally. Here are a few key stories this week… Green Book wins “Top Feature Film” The 2018 comedy-drama won a “Top Feature Film” award! Green Book is based on the true 1960s story of a blue-collared Italian-American bouncer and an African American classical […]Read More Your News for THIS WEEK!
President Trump, keep your filthy, sell out, misogynist hands off my birth control! Hello friends, I’m here today with quite a bit of fury. The Trump administration has decided that effective immediately they are rolling back the Obama-era ACA amendment that required employers to offer birth control as part of their insurance policies. This was […]Read More Don’t Touch My Birth Control
“Shh, did you hear that?” “Can you believe it?” “She bled through her pants!” “I would die.” “I would change my name and move away.” “How embarrassing.” Photo by Angelo Bosco on Flickr, CC In light of Jenny Hval’s recent album “Blood Bitch”, I think it’s time to talk about periods. Media and society have […]Read More Red Alert: You’re OVARYacting
Ladies, we know about the friend that arrives every 28 days. This little friend that seems to defy the human body by bleeding for a week and we stay alive. We hate this friend, but we have to welcome it, I mean it’s biology. This friend is our period. Recently, there seems to have been […]Read More Empowering. The. Period.
Menstruation is a common part of most women’s lives. It is not gross, nor what defines someone’s womanhood. It is in fact, a monthly biological process that is common in most women (notice most women, because not all that identify as female experience menstruation, whether because of their sex, trans* identity, or meta pause). There […]Read More Menstruation: Not Just a Women’s Issue
When I was 11, I got my first period; I was in 6th grade and had no idea what to do. I remember sitting in a bathroom stall, frozen and embarrassed. After I mustered enough courage to leave the safety of the stall I had been sitting in for the better part of an hour, […]Read More Why aren’t tampons free?