She lives in The Netherlands now, but Sangitha Khada – rewarded as most inspiring Twente woman in 2020 – is originally from Nepal. ‘A country where menstruation is seen as taboo and ‘chaupadi’ is still practiced in rural areas.’ This inspired her to this beautiful poem: My red Blood. (…)
‘At any given time, 800 million people worldwide are menstruating. It’s perfectly healthy and normal. It’s okay to menstruate. As long as you never talk about it and no one knows that you’re doing it.’ – an essay by Anna Balmer. (…)
The average menopause age is 51. For some women it comes later, for others it happens earlier. Hayley Cockman was only 14 years old when her periods stopped. This is her premature menopause story. (…)
‘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. (…)
Discussing your menstrual problems at the workplace is better for everyone, says German researcher Katharina Eggert. (…)
Oh joy! Perimenopause is coming sooner than you think. And that’s a good thing. UK-based menstrual and menopause mentor Kate Codrington explains why. (…)
Will taking time off work when suffering from period pain lead to more gender equality or to women being seen as the weaker sex? Indian writer Rathi R explores the pros and cons of menstrual leave. (…)
‘Now society is quiet because of corona, I’d like to encourage everyone: take this time to menstruate. Not literally, but take it as inspiration. Take rest, reflect on life, reflect on our society and the planet. What do we keep and what do we leave behind?’ A guest blog by Dutch designer Nora Jongen. (…)
Did you know that Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the leading cause of infertility? Women’s Republic founder Sai Sailaja Seshadri, who has PCOS herself, explains why there should be more awareness about this hormonal reproductive disorder. (…)
‘Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder affects 1 in 20 women. So how could it be that it took me until my 30’s to learn about PMDD?’ – a guest blog by Cindy Lopez Smith. (…)
What’s sex like when you’re dealing with chronic pain and pelvic dysfunction caused by endometriosis, adenomyosis, interstitial cystitis and related conditions? – An honest and inspiring guest blog by Laura Millions Cone. (…)
Want to relieve your menstrual cramps in a natural way? Have a cup of ginger tea. (…)
Using washable pads or a menstrual cup to be more environmentally friendly? Not for UK writer and feminist activist Emma Chesworth: ‘I won’t be shamed for how I manage my menstruation’. (…)
Sara Lopez had no idea what her doctor was talking about when she diagnosed her with adenomyosis. Since then, however, she has become a certified health coach, and specialises in this painful condition. (…)
Kelly Grehan and Sarah Crook run the Red Box Project Dartford in Kent, England. In this guest blog they explain why: ‘Period poverty is an issue plaguing girls in the UK.’ (…)
On April 1 (also April Fools’ Day and Easter) we celebrate three years of Period! Magazine in an English edition. The perfect moment to put the spotlights on our long list of contributors. (…)
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. (…)
‘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.
‘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.