When we had sex education in secondary school most girls already had their periods. And yet it was the first time we covered the topic in school. We had to fill in a useless worksheet about what a period was and what products there were. The boys all laughed and made jokes and our (female) teacher said nothing. I never felt comfortable talking about periods in school and I would open my pads at home to reduce noise in the school bathrooms when I had to change. I definitely wore pads longer than I should have because I was ashamed to go change them. All because of the period stigma. Now I am researching the menstrual taboo as part of my masters and getting comfortable talking about this absolutely normal subject. I will be playing my part in breaking the stigma. What will you be doing for us?