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Feeling My Flo

A weekly Society and Culture podcast featuring Kamilah Kashanie
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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.
Aditi grew up feeling that having a period was shameful. So she and her creative partner, Tuhin, created a comic book to make it easier to talk about it.
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.
For a long time, periods were used as excuses to keep menstruators from competing. But top athletes challenged that stigma — and broke world records while menstruating.
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.
When Andy and Sophie met at a coding camp, they decided to make a video game together. Their final project? Tampon Run — a video game where you shoot tampons at your enemies.
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
We talk to people who don’t menstruate but who understand why it matters to them. If you have anyone who menstruates in your life, this episode’s for you.
Not surprisingly, the period emoji is easily our favorite. But how it came to be is complicated. We talked to the women who made it happen.
Do you worry about getting your period all of a sudden and not being prepared? Well, older menstruators have been there. A few of them tell us about being ready for all sorts of period moments.
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.
In this episode, we tackle some of the biggest period-related questions out there — from how to put in a tampon to what vaginal discharge is all about.
Two dads who have never experienced menstruation and their teen daughters, Ceci and Liv, talk about how their family dealt with first periods.
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.
Periods are everywhere! In movies, on TV, in podcasts! We decided to create special awards to honor creative ways to talk about periods in pop culture. Welcome to the first-ever Flowie Awards!!!
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.
This family’s attitude toward their bodies and menstruation has changed over the years. Aszana, her mother, Vanessa, and her grandmother, Rosa, share their period stories with each other.
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
Feeling My Flo is a reported podcast where menstruation is an event that happens to all types of bodies.
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. Support Feeling My Flo on Patreon!! Thanks!!!
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. Suppor
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. Support Feeling My Flo on Pa
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