Having only months before

begun myself to bleed,

I know just what to do

when my two-year younger sister

wakes up to bloody panties

that summer we stayed at Grandma’s house,

sleeping in the big west-facing room,

lace curtains, shades drawn behind at night,

blonde furniture set...

March 3, 2016

The other day I was bound to take a casual leave which peeved my boss, a pot-bellied, bald-headed, round-faced gentleman, to the point that he called me in his office to give me a piece of his mind. The previous day was a no-leave-allowed day and it seemed as if my aud...

January 4, 2016



It was not the first, or even worst, time this had happened, and yet she never got over the initial shock of seeing her own blood. As usual, she experienced a moment of simultaneous girlhood fear that her insides were falling out and resigned acceptance of yet anothe...

December 16, 2015


I so hate being a woman sometimes.


I am a feminist by all means. I advocate the rights of women every day, on every level, and everywhere I can.


But, there is a but(t). Our butt, or at least something close to our butt. Every woman in her life experiences the cyclical...

November 22, 2015




About two months ago, I read an article about Louelle Denor. This courageous woman received very negative reactions when she posted a photo of a soft cup menstrual cup in her blood. One person went as far as to tell her to kill herself. Her reason for posting the pi...

November 22, 2015


I got my first period when I was just three days old.


            Of course, I didn’t know this until well after I had gotten my second, first period on February 27, 2004 (yes, I remember the date -- more on that later). Upon finding blood in my diaper, my nervous mot...

November 1, 2015




A very large percentage of our population experiences menstruation, so why is it such a touchy topic? So many people are embarrassed to talk about it and it creates shame and anxiety every month for a lot of people. Bodies are amazing and can grow another cool littl...

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