Our founder Chella Quint’s comedy show, Adventures in Menstruating, had a sell-out (well… full up – it was the Free Fringe) five star run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (and had a couple of other lovely reviews and mentions), and she’s doing it again in her adopted home town of Sheffield on 15th October as part of the Off the Shelf Festival!
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It’s time to educate ourselves and others on shame-free menstruation talk, and break the cycle of secrecy, fear and misinformation about menstruation. We need to seriously question the messages and the messengers using words like ‘whisper’, ‘discreet’, ‘secret’ and ‘hidden’ when talking about periods, because it discourages people talking about and getting support for reproductive health issues. Privacy is one thing – you don’t need to shout about your period (but you can if you want to) – setting your own personal boundaries about what comes out of your body and when are your choice and your business. But some corporations and outdated institutions make it their business (often literally – it helps them turn a big, international profit) out of telling people to keep periods secret. From sending branded lesson plans and free samples to schools and repeating the same old tropes from 90 years ago to following oldschool menstruation management models, it needs to change. Support #periodpositive to make this happen in 2016.