Periods are a normal and natural part of being a female. Yet many of us (most?) myself included have been conditioned to feel shame about our periods.

In this article we want to celebrate the ups and downs of periods. Traditionally, bleeding all over your white jeans or on the sheets of your Marital bed ‘should’ be embarrassing. But its not…


I have to be accountable of my own emotions and what I might perceive others may be thinking about me.”  


I have been married to my husband for over ten (10) years and yet I still feel a little embarrassed when I am menstruating around him.  I have been trying to process why this still happens even after the birth of our child, Why am I still uncomfortable???



I know that I am not ashamed of having my periods which, I fully acknowledge to be completely normal, It’s just that I feel awkward when my menses decides to make an appearance around people.

However, a realization slowly hits me, the issue is not with other individuals but Myself, I have to be accountable of my own emotions and what I might perceive others may be thinking about me.

This can be an ongoing effort for lots of us, and one I hope we can achieve to become Period Positive.

Chella Quint wrote a book  Being Period Positive -Reframe your thinking and Reshape the future of Menstruation

that can be truly impactful on our insights surrounding questions about our monthly visits which may help us to be more kind to ourselves concerning our monthlies. Do check it out.




This informative, irreverent, and absorbing eBook covers all your period-related questions – why they’re taboo (and needn’t be) and how to navigate the whole bleeding thing, from first periods to fertility, euphemisms to uteruses, menstrual products to menopause.

Period Positive movement founder and menstrual researcher Chella Quint’s answers are frank, funny, and fascinating.

Let’s get period positive. It’s about bloody time.’

One thought on “Shame-Free Periods

  1. adanna kaye says:

    This is well written; I expect the hands were shaky. It becomes so when we get vulnerable with our truths. I also find this article relatable— from the other side of the fence.

    I’ve had women ask me for pads but it is always under breaths and with weird nicknames and always the very uncomfortable stares which I learned too late for them- that it meant “I am shamed about this very normal and blessed event of my body”.

    Depending on how our own stories were shaped- I agree- it’s bloody time to get over the stigma— it’s JUST blood— it’s just the evidence of the possibility of life!

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