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.
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