1. Talk us through your first period, where were you? when was it? and what was your reaction?
My first period was very light, almost spotting like and only lasted a day. I wasn't even sure if it was my period. A month later though it kicked into high gear, it proceeded with a mild migraine, I had to change my pad every hour or so and had severe breast, lower back, stomach and thigh pain and lasted a full 7 days. This became my new period normal until I found a pill that worked for me.
2. What is a period must have for you?
I cannot live without my menstrual cup, it is my lifesaver and I never fear leaking anymore.
3. What’s your most embarrassing, cringe worthy, totally funny period moment?
I used copious amounts of toilet paper as makeshift pads. I leaked through my tampon and pad onto a chair at school and another time onto a girl from schools cream leather couch (I didn't know this had happened until years later).
I've personally never felt the stigma surrounding menstruation and I've been very blessed by that and I hope other women everywhere can feel the same. I have had a journey with my period. I've leaked through clothes and sheets on dozens of occasions, tried different pills to minimise my flow, my pain and the stress surrounding it. To finally find a pathway that suits me and my lifestyle. What a journey. I can't imagine how much harder this would have been if I had to hide everything at every turn.