Derogatory comments like ‘she’s probably on her period’ or ‘I bet it’s PMS’. Embarrassing stories about leaking. Notes saying menstruating women aren’t allowed to enter a temple or mosque because of ancient taboos. Menstruating women have experienced it all. Have you noticed anything special? Does something annoy you? Do you want to share your story? This is your chance.
Occasionally there’s room for submissions from readers in the category Quotes. Both on Period.nl (in Dutch) and Period.media (in English). It’s the ideal opportunity to give your opinion or share your story. Interested? Email your text document to redactie<@>period.nl. It can be a journalistic contribution, a personal experience, an essay or even a poem. The most important rule: it has to be about menstruation.
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Period! can only place articles or contributions without a commercial goal. The article can only contain links to a website from a non-commercial organisation. Of course we will mention your name, link it to your blog or website, and promote your story on Facebook and Twitter. By sending in your work, you automatically allow us to shorten or edit your article if necessary. If that’s the case, of course we’ll let you know beforehand.
A very public menstrual leak, by Sarah Sahagian
Dear Period, by Yayeri van Baarsen
Me & My Cycle, by Mariette Reineke
Period changes and chemotherapy, by Cruz Santana
A time for celebration, by Robyn Jones