In this collection, writers of various ages and across racial, cultural, and gender identities share stories about the period. Each of our twelve authors brings an individual perspective and sensibility. They write about homeless periods, nonexistent periods, male periods, political periods, and more. Told with warmth and humor, these essays celebrate all kinds of period experiences.
Periods are a fact of life—they're in the news, they're in our conversations, and they affect half the population. It's time to talk about them.
With contributors Arisleyda Dilone, Ann Friedman, Kiran Gandhi, Santina Muha, Ingrid Nilsen, Wiley Reading, Ashley Reese, Kylyssa Shay, Aminatou Sow, Emma Straub, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, and Elizabeth Yuko.
Organizations & Nonprofits
All the organizations below are fighting the good fight for menstrual equity.
More Period-Positive Sites and Online Resources
Museum of Menstruation:
www.mum.org (This site is a little tricky to navigate, but the story behind it is fascinating. You can find Arielle Pardes’s fantastic feature on the history of this museum on vice.com.)
Get Involved—Change Public Policy
If you live in a state that still taxes menstrual products as a luxury, contact your representatives and let them know this needs to change. Find your representatives here: www.usa.gov/elected-officials