Phase 2 – day 44

Hi Everyone. I’m getting towards the end of 87 degrees now which I’m happy about. There’s a lot of Sastrugi in this area, hoping there will be a little bit less as I get further south.

During my school talks, a lot of young women asked me how I managed my period which is a great question. I am carrying tampons and sanitary pads with me, I did not have a period on the last trip and I haven’t had one on this trip, but I am carrying the products with me just in case.

Having periods is a completely natural thing and I want to encourage people to talk about it. I always thought I wasn’t allowed to ask questions about my period and didn’t know much about it when I have my first period.

There are some great resources online too:

The Eve Appeal are doing a lot to shift the taboos and normalise the conversation around women’s health. They run an education programme, Know Your Body, designed for 7 – 13 year olds covering menstrual health and a lot more. (

@bloodygoodperiod provide menstrual education and provide period products for those that can’t afford them.

Please list more resources below if you know of any.

That’s all for tonight.

You can see my live location and listen to my audio updates here.

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