Why Swimming on Your Period in the Pool is Totally OK

Have you ever been stuck at home and bummed on a beautiful summer day because all of your friends are out at the pool swimming and having fun? Is it because you’re on your period and you don’t feel comfortable getting in the water? Don’t worry! We’ve got some tips to help you feel a […]

5 Puberty Conversations Every Girl Should Have with Her Father

No doubt, there are some puberty conversations we never want to have with our parents, much less our fathers (especially as young girls). The idea of talking to Dad about sex and boobs can make you want to squeal, but the influence you have as a daughter over his thinking and behavior, is enormous. And, […]

3 Pivotal Period Policy Actions in New York and Around the Globe

I’m a New Yorker. There’s no doubt about it. I’m a straight shooter and I know how to seamlessly devour a slice of pizza while weaving through NYC traffic and answering emails on my smart phone. Even after almost three years of living in Los Angeles, where I learned to slow things down a bit […]

Gearing Up for Mother’s Day and Menstrual Hygiene Day by Giving

Mothers and menstruation. They are so deeply connected. So are fathers for that matter, as Natalie Berthold, the most amazing family constellation therapist, shared with us not too long ago. We should probably do a follow up post with her about the family constellation connection perspective between moms and menstruation too. In the meantime, we […]

The Perils of Plastic Applicator Tampons

For those of us who have never used an applicator-less tampon before, the idea of sticking a cotton bullet into our bloody vagina with our bare finger can seem icky, but in reality, it’s a fairly clean process (once you’ve read the instructions), equally effective, and monumentally better for the environment. Getting over an aversion […]

Medical Cannabis for PMS: It’s Complicated

Marijuana had Bob Marley singing in the 70’s, but little did he know, a medical cannabis version of it was probably making Queen Victoria sing more than a century earlier. Her Majesty received monthly cannabis injections to ease the pain from menstrual cramps… and perhaps also enjoyed side effects such as increased randyness and more […]

Menstrual Blood and Cupping Take Center Stage at the Olympics

Earlier this year Newsweek reporter Abigail Jones published a feature cover story boldly entitled “There Will Be Blood: Get Over It” that helped take mainstream the fight to end period shaming.  We can’t help but wonder if Chinese Olympic swimmer, Fu Yuanhui, caught wind of that story, while Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps brought to […]

New York Sets An Example for the Nation on Menstrual and Gender Equity in Legislation

New York has taken a monumental step toward ensuring gender equity in legislation. Last month New York City passed the first bill of it’s kind in the nation to provide free tampons and pads to all public schools, prisons, and shelters for those individuals most in need and to all menstruators who all too often find […]

#FWOTM: Nadya Okamoto, Founder of Camions of Care

Brown paper grocery bags, dirty napkins, toilet paper wads, and scraps of cloth; this is what women without the means are using to stop their period flow. It’s a tale as old as time and one that stretches across all corners of the globe, tying individuals together simply through biology. Periods don’t just cause blood […]

#FWOTM Double Header: Celeste Mergens of Days for Girls, Saving Education

Every girl. Everywhere. Period. That’s the Days for Girls (DfG) motto because all over the world, young girls are forced to miss days of school each month due to irregular, unsustainable, and inadequate menstruation management. Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find leaving them prone to infection, but still end up […]