The Period Place Podcast

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The grand finale of season one, Periods & People Around Aotearoa explores the experiences of three phenomenal people who get periods. We start with Linda Vagana, a world-class athlete and the auntie we want around when our periods unexpectedly comes. What happens when you’re a Silver Fern and get your period in the middle of a game? Well, Linda and her bag of ‘surfboards’ is what happens. Next, Luce from Shit You Should Care About, you know that website / Instagram / podcast that absolutely blew up this year? Luce and the SYSCA team are paving the way for the truth-telling, spotlight-shining, question-asking media the world needs. Finally, Megan Mansell, breakfast host of The Edge drops in and really pulls back the curtain on an experience that many people go through at some point in life. Meg’s honesty left Danika, Tegan, and the producers speechless. We loved having all these wahine on the show for our last episode... or is it? You’ll have to listen to find out.   Thanks to our mates a U by Kotex!   The Gram, The Web & The Other Stuff @ShitYouShouldCareAbout Linda Vagana @Meganonair  @ThePeriodPlace  @TeganYorwarth @DanikaRevell  @UbyKotexAUNZ @BlueandGinge    Theme Music: All Stars by Patrick Patrikios
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
We recommend listening to this episode with your favourite snack nearby. Our Periods & Nutrition episode is full of the genius advice and support of one smart lady, dietitian & women's health expert, Sara Widdowson. Sara gets real about the way that food can affect our period (including actually getting it in the first place), those fad diets that are really just making things a whole lot worse and explains to us what the heck intuitive eating is. If you have struggled with an eating disorder, suffer from endo or PCOS, or just want to better understand how your food affects your body, get involved with this ep. Thanks to our mates at U by Kotex! As a dietician with a focus on women’s health Sara advocates for the idea that fertility is about a lot more than having a baby. It’s about your overall health and wellbeing. She has a practice - Your Monthly - where she helps people understand their periods better as well as get their period back after losing it. “Periods shouldn't be painful, heavy, or leave you housebound. And, if you struggle with mood changes, PMD, or PMS, I can help you feel like you again, and not just on the other 21 days of the month” - Sara Widdowson. If you’re interested in taking control of your period health with Sara, get in touch via Your Monthly, she sees patients in person and via video chat, and follow her on the Gram. Sara recommends affordable steps you can take throughout the episode plus resources you can read which are linked below. If you’re gonna buy Period Repair Manual can we recommend you buy from a local bookstore?   Resources Dr Lara Briden, Period Repair Manual  Endometriosis NZ  Health Info    The Gram, The Web & The Other Stuff @YourMonthly  @ThePeriodPlace  @TeganYorwarth @DanikaRevell  @UbyKotexAUNZ  @BlueandGinge    Theme Music: All Stars by Patrick Patrikios
On this episode, we chat Periods & Gender with two long-time friends of The Period Place, Aych McArdle and Lee Brown. We wanted to find out, what’s the period experience like for non-binary and transgender people? That question is pretty huge because, just like everything, each individual’s experience is unique. Lee and Aych tell us their own stories of getting periods and talk about how the ultra-feminine way society talks about periods can cause feelings of gender dysphoria for gender diverse people. Thanks to our mates at U by Kotex! If want to be a better ally to your community, this is the episode for you. For all of our LQBTIQ+ listeners, we hope that this episode speaks to you in some way, we’d love to hear from you, DM us your stories and thoughts @ThePeriodPlace. Shout out to RainbowYOUTH, an amazing place for queer, gender diverse, takatāpui & intersex youth, their friends, whānau, and wider communities, which aims to ensure that New Zealand is a place where all young people can thrive. Aych is also the co-chairperson of OUTline a national service that helps LGBTIQ+ New Zealanders access support, information and a sense of community. They provide a free peer support phone line, a transgender peer support service for trans and non-binary people in Auckland, and specialist face-to-face and Skype counselling for exploring gender and sexuality for LGBTIQ+ people across Aotearoa.  The Gram, The Web & The Other Stuff @ThePeriodPlace  @TeganYorwarth @DanikaRevell  @AychMcArdle  @RainbowYOUTH  @OUTlineAotearoa  @UbyKotexAUNZ  @BlueandGinge  Theme Music: All Stars by Patrick Patrikios
Welcome to the first episode of The Period Place Podcast, in this episode Danika and Tegan chat with Dr. Sasha Kljakovic, AKA, @DoctorSash. Please forgive the sound quality on this episode (#Lockdown). In this ep we start right at the beginning with the real-est of real period chat from Dr. Sash so you can learn what is ACTUALLY going on down there - even if you think you know it all, we bet you'll learn a thing or two. Please share this episode everywhere to help us remove the stigma from periods. Thanks to our mates at U by Kotex! Follow Dr. Sash on Instagram @DoctorSash, she does Q&As all the time so you can ask her what that rash is, you know the one. Sash is a mum, practising doctor, and all-around nerd (she said it not us). She’s passionate about democratising health care, making it easier to access, and super convenient. She believes that people should be in charge of their health, their data, and their stories and that health care should cater for this in all ways. Sash co-founded Well Revolution where you can direct message a doctor 24/7, without an appointment. The book Sash mentions in the podcast is The Seven Daughters of Eve by Brian Sykes, if you’re gonna buy it don’t forget to buy local, a link to The Women’s Bookshop below (we’re sure they won’t mind ordering it in for you). There is so much more to come from The Period Place including Periods & Gender next time. Plus if you’re an educator or parent we’re making an educational resource, especially for you to use. Follow @ThePeriodPlace on Instagram and subscribe to this podcast to get it when it comes out. The Gram, The Web & The Other Stuff @ThePeriodPlace  @TeganYorwarth @DanikaRevell  @DoctorSash @WellRevolution @BlueandGinge  @UbyKotexAUNZ  The Seven Daughters of Eve  
From the basics to the biology, join hosts Tegan Yorwarth and Danika Revell as they smash the stigma surrounding periods, and dive head first into period topics we don't talk about enough. With sensitivity, personal stories, and guests from around Aotearoa, this podcast is for bloody everyone, whether you get a period or not.   Subscribe now! Episode one, coming soon to your ears!
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The Period Place
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Sep 16th, 2020
Latest Episode
Dec 20th, 2020
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