Healthy Normal Periods: How can you tell if your symptoms are warning you that something's wrong or if they're just part of a normal cycle? This article breaks down what's healthy when it comes to cramps, clotting, bleeding, and PMS.
When birth control isn't for birth control: Millions of people take birth control to suppress their periods and control their symptoms. Here's why that's a bad idea.
National Period Day:Last Saturday was the first National Period Day. People rallied in 59 cities to advocate for widespread period product access, an end to the tampon tax, menstrual equity in detention centers, and more. Our team was repping in Austin and we're moved/fired-up/exploding-with-love as a result.
If faces were bleeding, someone would do something: PERIOD (period.org) put out a brilliant campaign about period poverty. Watch it here.
A Gift for Your Ears
Guilty Feminist, Period Redux: Guilty Feminist is one of our team's favorite comedy podcasts but we didn't find out about it until 2018, which means we missed some good stuff early on. One of our teammates is making her way through the archives and found this period episode from 2016. You're welcome.
Science & Stats
Endometriosis Pain: A new (but not at all surprising) study found that "endometriosis pain leads to loss of productivity in the workplace, which is the greatest economic impact of the condition." More on that here.
A Gift for Your Eyes
Seeing Red: Our founder wrote a book designed to shift the conversation about menstruation worldwide. Get a sneak peek, pre-order, and help her change what's possible for people with periods here.