When I first got my period, it was an hour before playing a school football game when I was twelve. I was confused and scared to ask someone for help. Even when I texted my mother I had started, I was too embarrassed to say the actual words “I got my period” and tried finding ways around it by having her guess. I was grateful one of my friends gave me a pad, but I would have much preferred it if I could have gotten one from the toilets in the school I was visiting. This shows how we really need to de-stigmatise this issue and make period products accessible for all so that people getting their period’s first reaction isn’t fear.