There once was a time when I was embarrassed about having my period. I was an avid tomboy and just couldn’t take the fact that I had to finally come to terms with that horrid responsibility. I refused to go and buy pads, always begging my mother to do so. Then one day I got over it. I understood a ton of women get their period. Strong women who I admire and it’s nothing to feel ashamed of. After that point, I became very open about it. Sometimes if I forgot to buy tampons, I’d ask a boyfriend to do it for me. I’d let close friends, guys and girls, know I was in pain due to my period. I just stopped caring and started embracing the whole situation. In today’s world, little by little women are owning the situations that were once shamed. More companies are trying to let girls know its okay. Like Thinx, a brand that created underwear that replaces the need for a pad or tampon. Soaks up all the juices, no issues.
Recently, Swedish fashion label Monki has joined forces with with female-run feminine products company Lunette for a very pink period pack. The collection includes a limited-edition menstrual cup, underwear and a pin set. The menstrual cup is a safe, eco-friendly alternative to pads and tampons and the Monki x Lunette version comes in hot pink. I may add, I’ve been looking into trying a cup myself, very curious as how that’ll go. On the undies they wrote flashy statements like “Bloody Queen” and “Periods are cool”, which are totally empowering. At the summer launch of these products, Monki and Lunettewill donate 5,000 menstrual cups to The Cup Foundation, which provides education to young girls in Kenya. Final word: Digging the idea of making girls feel okay with their periods. We need more fun around the whole experience.