In my previous post I started to speak about menstrual education, an area of schooling I think we can all agree that we’ve seen lacking.
I think that any dedicated session talking about menstruation and focusing on destigmatisation is fantastic, highlighting that this is normal and not shameful and is clearly going to have a huge impact on what is taken away from it.
The thing that is tricky after living with a period for so many years is that you sort of forget just how little you knew, things that sound glaringly obvious to us now were not always a given.
Last night I had the privilege of attending the YWCA‘s MeToo, But What Can We Do? event at The Golden Wattle in the Adelaide CBD.
A big part of the panel discussion was around the changes the Me Too movement has made surrounding sexual assault, and the panelists raised the way in which the stories shared within the movement and people coming forward has helped to broaden the definition of sexual assault in the public eye.
Laura Desmond, panelist, playwright and performer really struck a cord with me when she spoke about sexual assault no longer being viewed as only being pinned down and r*ped, but widening to include physical, verbal and other forms of assault. Read more
If you’ve seen much of anything on my blog you’ll know how strongly I feel about period positivity – and that, for me is mirrored in all things girls are brought up to feel ashamed about.
Periods, body image, sexuality and our body hair (among others obviously) are all things that we learn to surround with shame and silence, where they should be topics coloured with conversation and choice. Read more
Well, it happened.
Today is my 20th birthday.
Not quite sure how this happened.
I mean, obviously it was coming, but now it’s here.
There’s something that always feels so final to me about turning a year older, which is odd because literally nothing is changing.
But I’m officially in my twenties now, which is insane to me. Read more
Trigger warning: discussion of mental health issues
Yesterday was World Mental Health Day, and with that I saw a lot of people both on my personal and blog Instagram accounts sharing their experience and struggles with mental health. Read more