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Elizabeth shares a story about her first ever period and lifelong struggles with menstrual pain. She talks with guests about menstrual dignity, ending the stigma around bleeding, and more. Guests include: Elizabeth’s Mom, Anita Diamont, Shine Louise Houston, Chelsea VonChaz, Helen Yenser, and Maggie Brown.©2021 The Cumberland Company (P)2021 The Cumberland Company
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- Lynn Wray
Its about time the stigma of talking about the period is dropped so real conversation can be had. I love all the perspective in all these episodes, but I really love the freedom this episode feels like it is blessing me with. It also has some great insights into how to talk to young girls about their periods. But, probably most importantly, it has ways to open up conversation with fellow women so you can stand in solidarity with them through this inconvenient bodily function.
More, please 🙏🏻.
I’m in my mid-fifties (born in 1966), these episodes just speak to me so well. I was in tears after the first episode. I was diagnosed with MS when I woke one morning in late November 2018, completely paralyzed on my entire left side. I am no longer paralyzed but I am significantly, permanently, disabled. I DON’T love my body, I never have. I am eating disordered, and have been on and off diets my entire life, literally as long as I can remember. We (family of 3 sisters) were always told by our pediatrician, and our mother who herself was likely eating disordered, that we were overweight. I’ve only ever seen overweight when I look in a mirror, and I actually avoid mirrors wherever possible. When I look back at our photos from our childhood, I see very small girls, who played in the woods, climbed trees with a book to read (me), played outside from dawn to dusk, and in no way were anything other than fit and healthy. It infuriates me.
I am legitimately overweight now, because my mobility is so limited, but my medical condition has only made me despise this body more.
And then I listened to this first episode…
Thank you for this, this podcast is a revelation.
I want to add that I firmly believe that in listening to this podcast you leave a negative review, you are part of the fucking problem.