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!!!
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!
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.