Indian writer and poet Sonali Sharma wrote ‘The Mustard Petticoat’ – a beautiful poem about period myths in India, where girls and women sometimes are sent off to period huts during their menstruation. ‘We walk barefoot to the hut, why?’ (…)
‘Remove the stigma, not the name!’ Sushmita Das has written an empowering and powerful poem about tackling period shame through words. (…)
‘More than the pain, what gets me panicky, is the bloody stain,’ says talented poet and social entrepeneur Pragya Gupta from India. She wrote a beautiful and empowering poem about the shame that surrounds our monthly bleeding. (…)
American poet Dominique Christina dedicated The Period Poem to her 13 years old daughter. A repost for #worldpoetryday. (…)
‘How can you stop something that is so flowing. That feels so real?’ We proudly present a breathtaking and striking period poem by Dutch Christel Janssen, about passing on period shame. Generation after generation. (…)
What’s the link between Basho poetry and menstruation? Jeff Robbins explains with three Basho linked verses about women’s monthly periods (…)
‘She bloomed as a woman, With her new breasts budding she saw –, Her first blood running between her thighs.’ A poem by Indian blogger Rimli Bhattacharya. (…)
‘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.