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It was the day of the re-release of Star Wars.
It was cloudy, and I remember feeling down
before I understood that was just hormones. 143 more words


I Do Not Want To Be Like My Mother

I do not want to grow up to be like my mother. Harsh, maybe, but it’s hard to feel any different when she’s the living, breathing embodiment of everything I hate. 1,518 more words



You wake up on your thirteenth birthday in your purple bedroom, all your Beanie Babies in a row on the headboard above your bed (you’re a Nineties kid, after all). 315 more words


Chella's 1st Period

Or Why I Became a Menstrual Activist!

I got my first period when I was 12 and a half, living in the US, and I was more worried about the social etiquette of whether to flush or not to flush within earshot of guests arriving by the front door than what to do about my period. 697 more words

Menstruation Matters

Menarche Madness

Or How We survived Our First Period

I got my first period (the menarche) between the age of 12 or 13. I was expecting it and was delighted that it had finally arrived. 1,114 more words

Sexual Health

Homes of the Lords

Featured image: The Thomas Lord house on High Street in Ipswich dates to 1658.

Robert Lord arrived with the first settlers of Ipswich in late 1634 or early 1635, probably from Sudbury, Suffolk, England, where he was born in 1603.  935 more words


Uncovering the Blood Mysteries

I cannot recall the season or the lover but I remember the moment—like a photograph stopped in time. It ended up changing the course of my… 1,201 more words

First Period