Co-inventorist of @theperiodplace
Such a special episode to make and share, Periods and te ao Māori with Te Rina Triponel. Te Rina is an incredible wāhine working at Māori Television. We asked Te Rina to come on this episode to discuss waiwhero and what having a period means to her as a wāhine Maori. As always we learn about periods but also debunk some myths and work through some points of shame.  Thanks to our mates at U by Kotex! When she became a mum last year, Te Rina turned her journalist training on herself asking questions of her whanau to better understand the experiences of wāhine who came before her. Whether Māori or not we hope this episode inspires people with periods to honour their bodies and maybe start looking at it from a different perspective.   Resources The Spinoff -  Decolonise your body! The fascinating history of Māori and periods (more resources within this article  By @LeonieHayden  Books and resources by Dr Ngahuia Murphy  Anna McAllister    The Gram, The Web & The Other Stuff @MuthaTeRina - Te Rina Triponel  @ThePeriodPlace  @TeganYorwarth @DanikaRevell  @UbyKotexAUNZ  @BlueandGinge    Theme Music: All Stars by Patrick Patrikios
The culture of shame around periods and a strain on resources prevent some people in Aotearoa from accessing basic period education and products. People who get periods are often ostracised from basic activities, and if you’re struggling to put food on the table as it is, affording period products can become an insurmountable burden, no one should have to live that way. This episode Danika and Tegan chat with Jacinta Gulasekharam, co-founder of Dignity, a fellow initiative helping Aotearoa work towards period equity, and our very own Sarah Mikkelson, co-founder of The Period Place.  Thanks to our mates at U by Kotex!   Menstrual health is not just an issue for developing countries. While the daily challenges people face might be different, periods are still met with silence, neglect, and stigma here in Aotearoa. Dignity and The Period Place are among several Kiwi initiatives that are working towards ending period poverty in Aotearoa. You may very well never experience period poverty but someone in your group of friends, workplace or school might. Listen to this episode to gain understanding and learn how you can be part of the solution. Resources The Period Equity Ladder - The Period Place    The Gram, The Web & The Other Stuff @DignityNZ @_bySarah  @ThePeriodPlace  @TeganYorwarth @DanikaRevell  @UbyKotexAUNZ  @BlueandGinge    Theme Music: All Stars by Patrick Patrikios
It’s time to talk about the things you only talk about with your closest mates. This episode we brought in Dani Fennessy to do just that. Dani is the host of the podcast Diaries of a Dyke and we love her because she isn’t afraid to talk about anything, seriously nothing is off the table in this episode. We chat about having sex on your period, why Dani isn’t keen on scissoring, and the terror of missing a period.    Thanks to our mates at U by Kotex!   Dani Fennessy’s podcast Diaries of a Dyke is a real, safe and completely open podcast for the rainbow community. She’s joined by guests from all walks of life to share learnings and experiences from the LGBTQ+ world on a mission to never let anyone feel alone in their sexuality or identity. Dani is also a host of the Hope Cast podcast where she and guests talk about all things mental health. Resources @GirlRelatedAfterDark    The Gram, The Web & The Other Stuff @DiariesofaDyke  @Dani.Fennessy  @HopeCast_  @ThePeriodPlace  @TeganYorwarth @DanikaRevell  @UbyKotexAUNZ  @BlueandGinge    Theme Music: All Stars by Patrick Patrikios
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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