Menstruation episode on CBC’s Out in the Open

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The most recent episode of CBC’s Out in the Open with Piya Chattopadhyay focuses on menstruation: “in this episode, we explore how different women from the past and present deal with their periods.”

There are a number of great segments in this episode, including how difficult it can be to get diagnosed with endometriosis, the man in India who developed a system for making affordable menstrual pads, homelessness and menstruation, how Victorian women dealt with their periods, and the musician who free-bled during the London Marathon.

I’ve tweeted at Piya Chattopadhyay that I hope she’ll submit. Couldn’t resist!

So, while you’re working on your pieces for the anthology, have a listen to these stories and get inspired.

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Bloody media

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Here are some recent articles about menstruation, in case you should need some bloody inspiration:

  • New Bodyform Period Ad Uses Actual Blood And It’s Amazing: HuffPo.ca
  • Chinese swimmer and media darling shocks fans with personal revelation: NYT
  • The (Very) Puritanical Online Censorship of Periods: The Establishment
  • How do women handle their periods in space?: CNN
  • “Shake S**t Up!”: Kiran Gandhi Talks Stigma: Girls’ Globe

Have I missed anything? Lemme know in the comments.