I always felt like I had to hide my pads and like it was a shameful secret to bleed in school. I felt very misunderstood when I had too much pain to even go in. I think the education around periods wasn’t sufficient enough, especially around the LGBT+ community. Growing up I didn’t have access to this education. Whereas now I am trans and nonbinary and bleeding i a big part of my life, in terms of living in a cyclical way. It’s a way for my to honour my inner rhythms and changes, having read Wild Power. I remember there was a protest in our school where one of my friends stick period pads all over the walls to make a point about how sanitary items should be free.
Aged 24, Prestatyn