‘If there is a river, braver than this, coming and coming in a surge, of passion, of pain if there is.’ An ode to menstruation, by Lucille Clifton. To celebrate #WorldPoetryDay.
Following the worldwide release of the movie PadMan, Indian blogger Sonia Chatterjee shares her personal journey about menstruation and cramps. (…)
Let’s listen to our bodies as they will naturally regulate with the greater cycles of nature. Kate Bavister writes about a call for mitigating matters of menstruation and changing the language. (…)
Do you have a question about menstruation? Email the editorial team! (…)
What if the birth control pill suppresses a whole lot more than just your periods? Taq Bhandal writes about how going off the pill saved her sex drive and explains the advantages of natural fertility awareness methods. (…)
How to deal with menstruation when you’re travelling the world? Backpacker Noni Roberts writes about toilets with a hose, the godsend that’s the menstrual cup and how her lifestyle change affected her periods.
‘Five reasons I’m sad and five reasons I’m happy’ – A straight from the heart blog on the menopause, by American author Barbara Younger. (…)
‘Femtech and social media shatter menstruation taboos. However, female novelists have been fighting the corner for period sex for much longer.’ – A guest blog by Hilary Webb.
Want to tell your menstruation something? Share your frustrations by writing to dearperiod.com. You’ll even get a response.
‘Almost every woman remembers her first menstruation. So why do we take this important moment in life for granted?’ Tessa Custers developed a period ritual, with a bar of soap as conversation starter.
‘A hush-hush tone of voice and use of euphemisms: period taboos in India are a lot like those in the U.K.’ – A guest blog by Hannah Whelan.
‘Taking care of your flow, takes care of her flow thanks to a brave new business.’ A story by Kirstie McCrum about period poverty and the woman who’s trying to end it.
‘Some people refer to their periods as the curse, but not me! Not anymore. I love getting my period.’ A Guest blog by Canadian author Sarah Sahagian.
‘I’ve wanted to write about periods for the long time. However, I was hesitant to voice my opinion as we’ve all been socially conditioned to not talk about messy topics…’ – A guest blog by Molly Aldrich-Wincer.
American popgroup Tacocat makes powerpuff which enlightens your day. The perfect cure when pms-ing.
‘In Dutch we have a saying ‘that’s another cookie’ or ‘dat is andere koek.’ Maybe you’re familiar with it, thanks to Louis van Gaal. It means ‘that’s another story.’ Well here’s my ‘another story…’ – A guest blog by the British tutor and mother Amy Verkerk.
Describing a really, really heavy period: music video Heavy Flow, performed by Toast.
‘I just don’t trust anything that bleeds for five days and doesn’t die.’ A classic one-liner which sounds best when said by South Park’s Mr. Garrison. (…)
‘Let’s talk about the societal and environmental impact of periods.’ A guest blog by Hannah Theisen about period care with a cause.
‘I alternately dreaded and looked forward to the day when I could share the ancient mysteries of womanhood with my daughter. But …’ – A guest blog by the American journalist and writer Mary Novaria. (…)