"Being a girl with Endometriosis, "accidents" have always been an issue. I spent a lot of time missing school, work and social events due to being afraid of having an embarrassing moment and having to carry a change of pants with me. Nothing ever worked right and I was constantly on birth control trying to avoid my body simply being itself. I've been using Softcup for 5 cycles now and I don't know how I ever made it without them! I love not having to worry and not being scared of TSS when I sleep.
As I prepared to write my blog highlighting Menstrual Hygiene Day, my mind wandered down memory lane to my own coming of age experience. It was one many of us, who grew up in the U.S. can relate to, and so personally narrated in the book, Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret, by Judy Bloom. This book was paramount in preparing me for my first encounter with my period, as it captures the journey of a girl becoming a woman–through menarche (first period) and puberty in general.
Softcup is not a conventional method of period protection—and we love that. So, that begs the question…what are the benefits of talking about alternative period options?
Here’s our short list:
I want to say how much I love reusable Softcup. I am a nurse and don’t always get a lot of time to go to the restroom. They have been numerous times when I am unable to get to a restroom for several hours. Softcup has come to my rescue on these occasions. I keep one in the side pocket of my lunch bag for emergencies. Thanks for the save!
I have been using Softcup since I was 18 years old and I am now 40. I love them!!!! I believe it is better for your health. It clears out all of your flow and you can wear it up to 12 hours. Yeah!!! I have recommended it to all of my friends and family. I couldn’t find where to buy them for awhile so I went online and bought them. Thank goodness I had this opportunity because pads or tampons are so uncomfortable.
My first personal encounter with anorexia was in high school. I went to school with a girl—let’s call her Mary—since elementary school. We were never very close, but I knew her because her mother was my piano teacher and we were both gymnasts, competing on the same team since junior high school.
When we founded Project Dignity in early 2013, I never imagined how personally and emotionally involved I would become. Researching menstrual hygiene, sanitation and health conditions in Africa is one facet. Viewing the problem first-hand was quite a different story. Traveling to Kenya and Ethiopia on behalf of Project Dignity has been a fundamentally life-changing experience. We met with very warm, friendly people dedicated to improving people's lives through healthcare.
Let’s be honest – almost everyone has a concern or dissatisfaction about the way they look. “I wish my bum was smaller, my stomach flatter, my hair thicker…” The list goes on. Though these thoughts may cross your mind, and you may try a few tricks to lessen the perceived flaw, you live with it. Hopefully, that little “flaw” does not affect the way you feel about yourself.
March is the month for women. International Women’s Day, in particular, is devoted to the progress, perseverance and power of women. As we seek inspiration from successful females, let’s take a look at 11 behind-the-scenes women you haven’t heard about.