Period Stories


In Morocco with PERIOD Activists

If you’re not already acquainted, meet PERIOD, a nonprofit organization working hard to bring menstrual products to those in need! GladRags is proud to partner with PERIOD, providing them with donations of cloth pads and menstrual cups. One of the ways the organization is able to accomplish its goals is through chapters – groups of…Read more

Period Positivity Starts Here

First periods set the tone for period positivity! By providing kids with honest conversation and menstrual products like GladRags First Periods Kit, we nurture confidence and body celebrations and set a new status quo for menstruation.

Moon River

Feet in the water, the current kisses my ankles; crouched low, the backs of my thighs skim the surface; the early evening sun against my shoulders; the sandpipers bob and dart just a few yards away; and I am transfixed, mesmerized by the blood that now dances between the river rocks, diluting its way downstream.…Read more

Menstrual Myths in Movies

Raise your hand if you’re guilty of yelling “Noooope!” at your TV screen. Aha – I’m not alone! It feels like the more we know about something, the more erroneous facts and contradictory beliefs seem to jump out at us when we’re trying to sit back and be entertained. I’m sure that by now you’ve…Read more

Men who Menstruate: A Q&A

  Let’s talk about men who menstruate! We got together with our newest team member, Skyler, to answer some questions about his experiences with periods as a trans man! What was your first period like? My first period happened when I was in the 6th grade. Before starting, I had migraines for almost a week…Read more

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Period Underwear

I don’t know about you, but I was shocked when I found out that “period underwear” had taken on a new meaning! No longer is the term reserved for regular underwear that has become shark week underwear – whether due to staining, stretch, size, or maybe even pattern (note to self: add menstruation-themed underwear to wishlist).…Read more

Talking ‘Bout My Menstruation

Are you enthusiastic about reusable menstrual products but don’t know how to channel that passion other than, well, using them? Do you have people in your life who you bet would benefit from making the switch, but you aren’t sure how to broach the subject? I feel ya! It can be nerve-wracking to go from…Read more

Reading Between the (Panty) Lines

If you take me to a thrift store, within 30 seconds I will have located their vintage magazines and will be happily browsing. One of the best things about decades-old publications is that they are chock full of advertisements. Whether cheesy, funny, or cringe-worthy, it’s common to look at those old ads and think, “wow,…Read more

Menstruating in the Grand Canyon

What do you do about your period when you’re going to be rafting on a river for 3 weeks? Kelli explored her menstruation options as she prepared for a trip to The Grand Canyon.

Share your #TruePeriodSelfie

Periods aren’t usually picturesque and pristine, despite what ads might show you. So we’re ready to show our ‪#‎trueperiodselfie‬ and let the honesty flow. Join us in showing the world what someone on their period looks like, whether you’re rocking your comfiest sweatpants, using your hormones to fuel an epic workout, or riding a horse on…Read more