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.
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
Adelaide girls Eloise Hall and Isobel Marshall are the Co-Founders and Co-Directors of Taboo, a new company selling pads and tampons to Australians.
But what sets them apart? All of the profits go toward helping the lives of women who don’t have access to proper menstrual health care and education. Read more
Meet Paloma, an Adelaide based artist breaking boundaries and starting conversations about periods with her work, armed with red nail polish and glitter. Read more