Sally Ride was the first American woman to go into space. Before launch, NASA scientists asked if she needed 100 tampons for a one-week trip. Since, other menstruators have ventured into the outer reaches of our atmosphere.
Stephanie has been dealing with ovarian cysts since the early years of her period. She opens up about it and about how having a mom who advocates for you and your body changes everything. We also get a doctor’s insight on the common condition.
When she was 19, Annie lost her period. She tells us what that was like — and we also talk to a doctor about why that sometimes happens. Note: this episode discusses eating disorders, so you might want to listen with an adult.
As a trans man, PJ started taking hormones in college, and his period stopped. But once he met Zoë, the two started experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS) together. We hear about their discomfort, acceptance, and love. We also talk to a docto
Daniela remembers her middle school teacher telling her to shout “Period!” to get over the stigma. Years later, Daniela wanted to share that same feeling of fun and freedom — so she created The Period Game.
Cass Bliss was so open about being a transgender and non-binary menstruator that they were recognized as a world leader. Along the way, they also created Toni the Tampon to illustrate what it’s like to have a period. Note: this episode talks ab
It’s not always easy for parents to talk about periods. We talk to Phyllis Fagel — a certified professional school counselor and author of Middle School Matters — about how to start that conversation, and what pitfalls to avoid.
Julia, Jocelyn, Piper and Maia decided their school should provide free menstrual products. The four friends’ activism led to them helping to draft a bill to offer free supplies in schools across their state.
Maya, 10, got her period for the first time right before the COVID-19 pandemic and has been making the best of it. And Maggie Di Sanza, 17, an activist in Wisconsin, is raising funds to support menstruators in need.
Lola Blackman talks to Kamilah about being a late bloomer, her feelings about the idea of “womanhood,” and wondering when she would finally get her period. Our producer, Mia, also looks into why some people are late bloomers — spoiler alert: th
From the executive producer of Feeling My Flo, welcome to How to Talk to Mamí and Papí About Anything! Juleyka Lantigua-Williams made the show because she and many of her friends who were born or raised in the US could use some help in communic
In the final episode of season two, we speak with Aida Salazar, author of The Moon Within — a middle grade novel about a girl celebrating her first period with a moon ceremony.
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The everyday pad has a fascinating history — from the battlefields of World War I to the creative hands of an inventor. On this episode, hear how pioneering women evolved and transformed a trusted staple for generations of menstruators.
When she was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at age 19, Annie lost her period. She shares what that was like — and we talk to a doctor about the medical reasons behind amenorrhea: the absence of a menstrual period.
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