Periods. Let’s talk about ’em. We all know having your period can be annoying, painful, inconvenient, and if you live in a big city, it’s a little expensive. Running out of tampons and having to stop by the store day of isn’t ideal. In reality though, this is a #firstworldproblem. Did you know that over 100 MILLION girls lack adequate menstrual products all over the world? Think about it for a second. No menstrual products. Nada. This means their entire world is put on pause for the duration of their cycles – girls are missing school, work, and life in general, because they can’t hide it. In many countries, when a girl starts her period, it’s considered her “week of shame”. Something that is so womanly, so natural, and so out of our control is considered shameful or taboo. Imagine that.
What’s up my dears! There has been a lot of talk lately about periods or “puh-jeer-ee-ids” as Andrew likes to call it, and I think it’s so important to speak openly about. It’s encouraging to see both men and women stepping up to the plate and keeping the conversation going when it comes to women’s health and safety. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW Tampons and pads are quite controversial, and something’s gotta give. We cannot keep using products that are filled with hazardous chemicals (like BLEACH) and plasticizing chemicals with BPA. Not to mention, cotton is the most highly sprayed crop of all time. Much of what we put on our skin absorbs directly into the bloodstream, and just so you know….vaginal walls are very permeable, so imagining these chemicals absorbing into our bodies every month is absolutely terrifying. #amiright