I snapped at a few people at work. Ive been snapping at the people I work with. Now, I am once again the emotional, hormonally imbalanced woman. Why am I even working while my period is trying to kill me? Make menstrual leave (with acceptable and feasible policies and expectations) a thing! My period is trying to kill me and you expect that Im gonna be optimally funtional. If you really think that then you’re an idiot. Period!!!
By the way, overhauling your diet includes the content you read, watch, listen to, and the environments you put yourself in. In as much as diets have the ability to impact your hormones and ultimately your response to everything internal and external, the other shit you consume can impact you as well. This is especially true for your period days
It takes a while to include a new habit into your regimen. Cheating by reverting to the old and comfortable is not a bad thing. It means that you are human.
We all have toxic people in our lives. We know them and we sometimes acknowledge their toxicity. However, when we do nothing about it, these people have free will to wreak havoc. Why not identify them and remove them? Get rid of the toxicity in your life!
We should totally listen to kids when they say they have to go (pee) and stop the foolishness about making them hold it. Holding it is torture.
And if you’re one of those people who laugh at or shrug at a woman experiencing the pains of her period, stop it.
The pain is real and so is the blood. Show a bit more compassion and understanding. If we writhe in pain or our clothes get a period bloodstain, be mature about it and help.
In your most still and dark moments, some disturbance will allow you to shine where you’ll light up and brighten your spaces.
Let us vow to rewrite the period narrative for our daughters and nieces. Let us alter the period conversation with our mothers, aunts and grandmothers. Let us insert the conversation into the chatter with our male friends, our brothers, boyfriends, uncles and our fathers.
Boys get the transition through their “rite of passage” with much more guidance and encouragement than girls do. Let’s change that reality. Girls ought not to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed to talk about their periods.
Point blank period.