I’m a complete over-sharer. Combine that with studying a Masters in Reproductive Medicine, and about 100 books on menstrual health, and I’m really, really comfortable talking about vaginas, vulvas and endometrial lining. I’m asked often by friends if I can please not bring up periods within 5 minutes of being introduced to someone, or meeting someone new. But I think it is important to talk about periods, to share advice and stories about puberty, blood, leaking, cramps and period poops, so within 5 minutes of meeting someone, I’ve usually brought it up.
There’s lots of information out there and it can get a little confusing figuring out what works and what’s safe, and when to see a doctor. There’s also lots of amazing people working in this space, challenging taboos, removing the tampon tax, fighting for menstrual equity and asking each other about their uteri.
Stay tuned 🙂