Zine Review: Greenblooded: An Introduction to Eco-Friendly Feminine Hygiene

Author/Artist: Cathy Leamy

What it’s all about: This cute comic begins with Kitty, who tries her hardest to be green in her daily life, — we see her carrying a tower of empty bottles to recycle, standing on a city bus, shopping at a farmer’s market, and so on.  While browsing for  eco-living tips she notices they never address a certain important topic: feminine hygiene products!thumbnail_greenblooded.jpg

Who it’s for: If you’re new to reusable menstrual products, you’ll love the user-friendly reviews of cloth pads, menstrual cups, and sea sponges.  Each product type has step-by-step instructions on how to use it, plus the pros and cons — complete with cute comics, of course!

Why you should check it out: Leamy does a great job explaining the impact of disposable products in terms of waste, resources used, health, and cost. Her drawings are infinitely likeable, and she presents information in a fun, no-pressure tone.  This zine would be a great resource to help introduce friends to menstrual alternatives!

Take a look: Pick up a copy of Greenblooded from Metrokitty.com and be sure to check out Leamy’s other comics while you’re there!

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