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. (http://knowyourbodylessons.org/)
@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.