It's also been a busy few months in the menstrual movement worldwide. Global menstrual awareness is growing, and the media is starting to take note. Cosmopolitan magazine has named 2015 the "year the period went public". Michelle Obama recently spoke up about the global need for a culture where women are respected, rape is talked about, and school can be attended by all, even girls who have begun to menstruate. Word is getting out there, and the menstrual revolution has begun.
One of the best ways to bring about a shift in the way we view our cycles is to step out of our comfort zone, and start having menstrual conversations with those around us. It's not easy being a trail blazer, but thankfully there are many of us working toward the same goal, and every day it gets easier. Even my highly conservative university recently wrote a piece about changing the world, one period at a time. The Australian women's adventure magazine, Travel Play Live is featuring my articles on menstruation, beginning with Not So Secret Women's Business. The topic is going "mainstream", one step at a time.
One of the best ways to bring about a shift in the way we view our cycles is to step out of our comfort zone, and start having menstrual conversations with those around us...
I'd love to hear from my readers about how you are personally turning the tides, who you are chatting with, where you get your information, and where you see our menstrual interactions headed into the future. Is it a future you are looking forward to? What projects are you involved with, and where do you think the biggest area of improvement needs to be?
I hope to hear from you soon, and I hope to share a future with you that is inclusive, respectful, peaceful and open.