The lovely @steph_shep informed me that it’s Menstrual Hygiene Day! Raise your hand if you get/got a period. Keep it up if you were traumatized by it at least once. (FYI everyone’s raising they’re hand 🙋‍♀️) I’ve had boys in Jr. High tell me if I wore pads I would smell bad (cuz they think you can smell it 🤦‍♀️). I’ve had a gym teacher, unprovoked, tell me it was not an excuse for not running (🖕). I’ve sat in class, terrified that if/when I stood up, there would be a stain. And I had it EASY. Eff that. Periods are not gross, they’re fucking magical. Our bodies are INCREDIBLE, and this cycle is part of what allows us to create LIFE. That’s a big responsibility, and something that does not always go right. Periods can be painful, debilitating, and impossible to control. We have got to undo the stigma so that girls everywhere aren’t growing up thinking that for one week of every month, they’re gross. You are not gross, sister. You’re fucking magical 🦄.

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