24 04, 2016

When Newsweek met Menstruation

“Every woman in the history of humanity has or had a period.” exclaims Newsweek in this week’s cover story; “When girls first start their periods, they embark on a decades-long journey of silence and dread.” So far, so true. “Periods hurt. They cause backaches and cramps, not to mention a cloud of emotional ickiness” […]

31 03, 2016

How Many Periods Did You Have?

 

How many times you have cycled with the moon?
Here is some quick math: I started bleeding when I was 12, and stopped at 55. This is 43 years of cycling every month! Multiply 43 years by 13 cycles per year (there are 13 lunar cycles every 365 days. Women cycle with the moon!) The answer is: […]

29 02, 2016

Red Tent or Purple Tent?

 

Which shall I go to, the Red Tent or the Purple Tent? 

In one word: Both!

If you are seeing Menopause on the horizon, if you are in the midst of it, or beyond it – you can find community in both. If you still cycle regularly – the Red Tent will continue to be your […]

31 01, 2016

Moon Time and Moon Pause

After years of cycling regularly, my period failed to come.

I was traveling abroad, while my husband was at home, so I knew I wasn’t pregnant. It dawned on me that this was the Gateway to Menopause, the first sign of my bodily clock winding down.

Finally, after 40 days, my womb started flowing again.

Relief and […]

1 01, 2016

Have periods gone mainstream?

“2015 Was The Year We Started Talking About Periods In Public” claims the Huffington Post of India, where Piyasree Dasgupta writes:
“As curious pre-pubescent children, then anxious menstruating teenagers and finally women adept at dealing with their uteruses, we have been directed to relentlessly guard the fact that women possess menstruating bodies. Over the years, we […]

28 11, 2015

Period Jewelry

 

Menstruation brooches, rings, cuffs, and other sparkly trinkets are being created by London designer Lili Murphy-Johnson. The sparkle-lover in me is enchanted by the idea, the Menstrual Advocate wants to ponder this and go a little deeper…

“The idea came from me dealing with my own PMS,” Murphy-Johnson, 22, told Mashable. “The irritability and anxiety that […]

31 10, 2015

Menstrual texts from inside your body?

The buzz is growing about a new ‘smart’ Menstrual Cup, and leaves me wondering about it all…

You probably have heard why tampons and disposable pads are really not a viable choice – neither for your body, nor for the environment.

Alternatives, such as whimsically printed reusable Cloth Pads, and various Menstrual Cups, have been the Smart Woman’s choice in the New Millennia. But the […]

3 10, 2015

First Period Stories

 

How old were you when you got your First Period?

Did you ever considered what’s the average age women got their first periods throughout History? When do you think girls in the early Middle Ages got their first blood? In the Renaissance? In the Victorian Era? In the 20th Century? Today?

Bustle recently wrote an article […]

30 09, 2015

Menstruation Quiz

 

“When I was 14, periods were a secret. I haven’t learned anything new about this Secret in my Adult Life. I stayed 14 in everything that has to do with my period.” ~ G. H.

What did you learn about your period at 14? How TRULY different is it from what you know NOW? Like […]

23 09, 2015

The ‘Normal Barbie’ gets her period

 
The ‘Normal Barbie’ gets her period at last!
After years of shame, taboo, and silence around menstruation, things are moving on.

Menstrual taboos went hand in hand with poor body image, represented by an unnaturally thin Barbi, and unrealistic body ideals depicted by starving, boyish top-models across the fashion industry.

A new generation of women has been reclaiming […]

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