Tag: period positivity

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

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

Let’s Break the Vicious Circle of Menstrual Taboo

“Today I learnt something new at school. Periods. Momma says I’m a big girl now. I should be careful and should not talk about it in front of Papa and my brother. I should also sit with my legs close together and behave properly.” These are some of the eternal statements that young girls usually…Read more