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Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth

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Periods enter the spotlight in this essay collection that raises a variety of voices on a topic long shrouded in shame and secrecy.

In this collection, writers of various ages and across racial, cultural, and gender identities share stories about the period. Each of our twelve authors brings an individual perspective and sensibility. They write about homeless periods, nonexistent periods, male periods, political periods, and more. Told with warmth and humor, these essays celebrate all kinds of period experiences.

Periods are a fact of life. It's time to talk about them.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 16, 2018 – Twelve contributors discuss their personal experiences with and thoughts about menstruation. The essays frequently address the continued stigma attached to periods, as well as the strides being made to erase, as Farrell describes in an introduction, "the culture of secrecy and shame surrounding them." The essays are unified in their focus on a topic that crosses social, economic, and cultural boundaries, but the contributors also broaden the content by integrating their own singular perspectives. Santina Muha writes about what it's like to have her period "as a girl in a wheelchair," while Ashley Reese reflects on how the statistical likelihood of black girls starting their periods earlier may help propagate negative stereotypes many that she grappled with as a girl: "I'm struck by how I viewed my early period as a true curse, passed from mother to daughter. More specifically, black mother to black daughter." With refreshing candor, humor, and eloquence, the authors address menstruation as it's perceived, as it's presented, and as it is behind it all. Ages 18 up.
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Social Science
  • Published: May 08, 2018
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 224 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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