Lady Business

26th August 2015

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

  1. Jen

    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?

  2. Seaoutof

    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.

  3. Leah

    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.

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