Tag: first period


A Letter to My 9 Year Old About Body Positivity

Body positivity isn’t easy, but it should be, it can be, and with extra effort to celebrate the marvels of everything from our muscles to menstruation, we can love the skin we’re in as we expand and contract and ebb and flow.

Period Pieces: A Slap in the Face

Welcome to Period Pieces, our journey through the bizarre and beautiful cultural history of menstruation. Inspired by #throwbackthursday, we serve up our favorite ads, images, and factoids about periods throughout the ages. Imagine you’re twelve years old, and you’ve just discovered a stain in your underwear. It’s your first period. You don’t totally understand what’s…Read more

My Mother’s Reaction to My First Periods

I was ten. It was the Parents-Teacher Meeting Day in my school and I was quite excited since I had topped a class test. I was sure I was my English teacher’s favorite in the class (much to the chagrin of others and yes I feel a tad ashamed to admit – I was that…Read more

My First Period All Over Again…

On one of the first Fridays after starting my internship, I was working at the GladRags HQ when I started my period. It came as a surprise because I hadn’t had a period in about six months because of the birth control I was using. The timing could not have been better because I was…Read more