“When I’m on my period, all I want to do is curl up in my onesie, put on soppy movies and eat my weight in chocolate. Most days I rarely want to talk to anyone, let only talk about the very thing that’s causing my unpredictable moods and bleeding vagina.”
It’s this stigma and attitude that continues to make something as natural as a period remain a taboo – and why the #LiveTweetYourPeriod movement is a bloody great idea.
The hashtag encourages women to share and talk about their period in the open, from hilarious memes to the uncomfortable realities of that time of the month.
It’s been around since April, but has recently picked up steam again thanks to an article by Jenna Wortham in the New York Times.
“On the surface, this seems like little more than communal commiseration, but to me, it felt like something bigger: a micro-protest against a modern paradox,” she wrote. (Post continues after gallery.)