In our last post, I shared my personal experience in switching from tampons to a menstrual cup to cloth pads. It was such a hit that we’ve decided to continue sharing the love. Every week we are going to be sharing period stories and experiences from people around the world.
Here are 4 reasons you should come back every week to read these stories:
We are letting the cat out of the bag, periods are normal!
Unfortunately, periods still have a stigma. You know…the stuttering, foot shuffling, eye glaze when the word period comes into the conversation. The reality is that this stigma is hindering many people from living a truly free life.
We will not be afraid to say the words period, vagina, blood, uterus, etc…
All of these words are part of a normal psychological process, so why do we make it awkward to talk about them? This will be a place where we are letting periods do the talking, freely and openly. We hide our embarrassment by saying “shark week”, “riding the crimson wave” or “aunt flow”. While sometimes it could be fun to use these phrases, it’s also adding to the idea that periods are a problem to be dealt with.
These stories are bloody real.
Not just that they are truthful, but we aren’t going to shy away from sharing things that might make you uncomfortable. Periods get such a bad rap and we are here to clean the slate and give periods the space they deserve. And what better way to do it then from real people with real periods!
Everyone is welcome and free to share.
We are looking for more stories and your period story can be a part of the series. If you have a period story, we’d love to share it. If you don’t even have a period yourself, but want to write about it, then we want your story as well. Together we will be able to empower more! Contact us and let us know your story.
Starting tomorrow, we have a story from one of our women who works here at Shomota. So, come back and learn what it’s like getting your first period in a poor community in India.