Getting your period is, for many, filled with anxiety. Waiting for your period is also nerve wracking. And not getting it and finding out you’re pregnant can be either a terrifying or happy event. It all depends on your circumstances.
I drew up this simple Period Table while thinking of the devastating consequences on so many women with the overturning of Roe vs Wade. Sometimes I think we are moving forward and change is possible, other times I just feel depressed.
I’m relieved with the timing of the release Period Matters, because it means we are continuing to push back in whichever small way we can.
Amenorrhea, Ash wrapped in a cloth and used as a pad, Anxiety, Abortion
Blood, Body, Bloating, Brain fog
Compassion for menstruators, Cramps, Clitoris, Cervix
Dysmenorrhea, Dysphoria, Discharge, Dryness
Eight hundred million menstruating daily around the globe
Five hundred million globally living in period poverty, Fertility, Flow, Feathers wrapped in a cloth and used as a pad
Genitalia, Gestation, Greasy skin
Hormonal, Hymen, Headaches, Hot flushes, Hair loss, HRT
If (my vagina could speak…), Irregular, Irritable
Kindness to menstruators
Life giving, Lunar Cycle, Loss of appetite, Leave from work
Menstruation, Menopause, Menstrual Cycle, Moon cup, Mood swing, Mothers, Mud wrapped in a cloth and used as a pad
Ovulation, Ovaries, Orgasm, Oestrogen
Periods, Period poverty, PMS, Peri/post menopause, Pads, PCOS, Pregnant, Painkillers, Progesterone
Smell, Stain, Sex, Sleep difficulty, Spotty skin, Smear Test
Tampon, Tender breasts, Time of the month, Testosterone, Tiredness
Uterus, UTI, Underpants, Upset
Work places which are period friendly, Weight gain