Tag: menstruation matters


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

A Menstrual Hygiene Day Giveaway

FACT: Half of the global population menstruates. It’s a normal biological function that ensures the continuation of the human species. And yet … FRUSTRATING FACTS: Many people still lack access to affordable and hygienic menstrual products, so they resort to unhygienic materials which leads to an increase in reproductive tract infections. Girls in developing countries…Read more

Interview with BOX Naturals

We recently chatted with Irene, the founder of BOX Naturals, a small feminine towelette company. We like their ethos: there’s nothing wrong with your natural smell, but when you feel the need to freshen make sure you’re choosing something that’s gentle on your body! Here’s more about Irene and BOX Naturals. Hi Irene! Tell us a…Read more

Menstrual Hygiene Day – Get Involved!

Menstrual Hygiene Day is May 28th May 28th, 2014 marked the first annual Menstrual Hygiene Day. Celebrations were held all over the world, from India to Uganda to Germany to right here in Portland, Oregon. We held our own event at a local feminist bookstore, where we screened the film Monthlies and held a group discussion about…Read more

September Challenge: Get Talking!

This month, we challenged our new Campus Ambassadors to start the school year off right by having conversations about reusable menstrual pads and cups with their classmates. They blew us away with their enthusiasm! Here’s just a few of their posts from the private GladRags Campus Ambassador Facebook group: “I talked to all three of…Read more

Menstruation Matters

I took a poll on reusable cloth pads on my Facebook page. The comments I got were rather interesting. Some of my friends knew little or nothing about them. Some (especially men) sent me messages telling me this is a private issue and if I want to talk about it, I should call a meeting…Read more

Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day! #MenstruationMatters

  May 28th is the first annual Menstrual Hygiene Day and we’re celebrating by talking about why menstruation matters! In Portland we’ll be screening the award-winning short film “Monthlies” and having an in-person discussion. If you’re in the neighborhood, we’d love to have you join us! So what is Menstrual Hygiene Day? It’s a day to…Read more

Meet the Authors of A New Cycle: Barbara Loomis

In celebration of the launch of A New Cycle, our period-positive guide to a healthier period, we’re introducing you to the contributors! We hand-picked our favorite women’s health experts to write chapters for A New Cycle on their area of specialty. Read on to get know this week’s featured contributor, or click here get a free preview…Read more