Why I Ran for 26 Miles on my Period
Kiran Gandhi – M.I.A’s drummer — ran the London Marathon with no sanitary products. Because? Well, because she woke up the day of the race on her period. She’d been training for a year, and running for 26 miles with a tampon didn’t sound healthy or comfortable to her. I found that to be legit. Everyone is so freaked about periods, and it irritates me.
Not Funny Ha-Ha: A Handbook for Something Hard
Whoa. This is a graphic novel that follows two women through the abortion process. I haven’t read it, but it’s supposed to be a straightforward portrayal of what happens. I would have no idea where to go for that information if I needed it.
How’s that for a one-two punch of uncomfortable topics? Pow-pow.
both via Dazed
3 thoughts on “Lady Business”
Loved this post. I, too, hate all the self-loathing and embarrassment surrounding menstration. It’s just a thing that happens. It’s part of the process that makes life possible, how could that be gross?
Love this post and honestly I hate running any distance wearing a tampon. Cheers to her and to you. And all my running pants are black. Boring and effective.
Her situation was tailor made for a menstrual cup. If you don’t get around to emptying it, it eventually leaks, but I think one could get through a marathon fine without emptying the cup.