A Menstruation Story: The First Time I Noticed Down There

It all started with a t-shirt. Summer was approaching; clothing was becoming tighter and my t-shirts were clinging to my “budding breasts” as the doctor referred to them.

Menstruation in Media: An Overview (Part I)

If the 2010s has been marked by debates on the pornification of women and sexualization of girlhood both in the public and private sphere, then it could be said that this has been accompanied by a wave of online activism which seeks to challenge dominant ideas of the female body, especially through social media.

How to Put the Diva in DivaCup: An Original Manual

It’s made from silicone and is BPA free, plastic free, color free, odor free, and basically, the perfect way to be nice to the environment because you can reuse the thing.

Menstrual Hygiene Day Diaries: Period Week, A Memoir

Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day! With the support of over 270 global partners, including the founding NGO WASH United, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Nations Children’s Fund, MH Day is annually celebrated on May 28th.

Promoting Menstrual Dignity is Something You Need to Get With—Period

Meet Binti, a U.K.-based social enterprise that promotes menstrual dignity through access to sanitary protection and education.

What To Do When Your Period Feels Like an Exclamation Point

Periods often get a bad rap in the South Asian community, because they are regarded as gross, as impure. You feel like crap, and much of the time you get treated like crap. Well, take out your granny panties, your pads and/or tampons, and let’s jump into this Red Sea.

The Tale of my Period: How My ‘Ritushuddhi’ Ceremony Affirmed My Indian-American Identity

BG Anagha reflects on how her South Indian “Ritushuddhi” menstrual ceremony truly celebrated her womanhood and affirmed her dual Indian-American identity.

Are Menstrual Cups the Answer?

Periods suck. We spend enough on sanitary products in our lifetime to fund us a car in retirement. Sanitary products are also taxed because apparently they’re ‘luxuries’ and not ‘essentials.’ Right.

Spoken Word Artist Rupi Kaur Responds to her Viral Menstruation Photo

Sikh Canadian, spoken word poet and author of “Milk and Honey” Rupi Kaur recently voiced her side of the controversy surrounding a photo she posted to Instagram last week on Huffington Post Live’s #FreeSpeechZone with Alyona Mink.

Saathi Pads Created From Biodegradable Banana Leaf Tree Bark For Rural India

After spending my junior year summer interning with P&G for the Always and Tampax brands, I was determined to figure out a way to bring pads to women in developing countries who currently didn’t have access.

This resulted in the formation of Saathi, where we began to think about

Parineeti Chopra Schools Male Journalist About Periods and Women’s Health

Actress Parineeti Chopra teaches a male journalist what having a period really means. The journalist tries to ask Chopra how it feels to be prohibited from praying or visiting a temple, while on her period, but he royally fails to word the question properly. That in turn, pushes Chopra to say, “it’s a shameful thing” that he is clueless about a woman’s health.

Menstrual Man: The Man and the Documentary

In some of the more rural areas of India, it is impossible for women to go to religious facilities, go to work or even do daily chores when it’s “that time of the month.” That’s why the unlikely story of Arunachalam Muruganantham of Coimbature, India has touched so many people and why he became the subject of the documentary by Amit Virmani called “Menstrual Man.”

Brown Girl U: Mahila Facts – Hormones

How many times have you blamed your latest acne break out on hormones? Or your irrational desire to cry over a restaurant not getting your order right?

Menstruation: Shame and Joy

I got my first period when I was twelve. Small and underdeveloped, I could pass for nine. Though I was emotionally mature, and had already defined myself a feminist, I was confused by the conflicting messages I received from my family.