Some of you may eagerly await her arrival, while others dread her visit completely. I think it depends on how you learnt about her, what it was like when you first met, and how women around you treat her.’
Wise words from April Kurtyka found in the first chapter of her book: Aunt Flo (you know, your period). She continues: ‘The problem is, we live in a culture that tends to view menstruation as an inconvenience or even an embarassment. Some parents are so embarrased that they refuse to even talk about it with their daughters. So where are you supposed to learn about what’s going on with your body, both inside and out? Friends, media, school, the internet?’
‘About 10 percent of girls will get their first period and not have any clue about what is happening or what they should do’, says the author. ‘I want to share what I’ve learnt. That’s why I decided to write this book.’
‘About 10 percent of girls will get their first period and not have any clue about what is happening or what they should do’
In Aunt Flo you will find practical information about what menstruation is, how the body works and what choices you have when buying menstrual products. And maybe even more importantly: you will find tips and tricks on how to deal with periods, how to welcome Aunt Flo and how to stay comfortable when she visits. As a bonus you can read about the experiences with their periods from over 40 girls and women: how they dealt with them and what they wish they had been told.
Aunt Flo, who she is, why she visits and what others have to say about her is friendly and also an appropriate read for young girls expecting their first period. (And a helpful hand for those who have to guide them).
About the author
April Kurtyka lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. She is passionate about empowering girls and women through major life transitions like menstruation. Also author of Aromatherapy for Chakra Balancing. For more information visit: confidentbeginnings.com