“Ads about menstrual products talk about smelling ‘fresh’ or making us cleaner, implying that our bodies’ natural functions are gross.”
She changed her mindset, and now regularly smears her period blood over her face and shares it online, calling it “magical”.
“I get so much pleasure from this ritual and I love feeling so free to share it and I love not caring what the reactions will be.
“I will do this every month until people are no longer shocked by it.
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. The fire rises. Is it a coincidence that I posted my period blood mask tutorial on Tuesday, and two days later the internet is exploding with news of women following my lead? No. Obviously not. All it takes is one.
Growing up, I had a feeling I would be a leader someday. For years, I envisioned myself in the NBA, calling plays at the FleetCenter. (I had no idea that by the time I was in the NBA, it would be the TD Garden.) Unfortunately, the NBA instituted it’s one-and-done restriction right when I was coming out of high school, which essentially closed the door on my NBA career. So I changed direction. Instead of inspiring inner-city white redheads to chase their hoop dreams, I’m empowering women to shmear their periods on their faces. Honestly? I prefer this cause.
Unfortunately, we still have a ton of work to do:
“A really common comment I get is, ‘oh, you should just wipe poop all over your face then, it’s the same thing’.
First, hilarious. Second, it’s not the same at all. And this is the problem: if men continue to perpetuate these false narratives about period blood, we will forever remain in the land of ignorance. Period blood is not poop. Not even close. You don’t find kernels of corn in period blood.
PS- did I tell you guys that Big Cat walked in on me taking a period blood yesterday? It was so cold in the office that I was wearing a Green Bay Packers fleece hoodie with the hood up. He thought it was hilarious. Any time I can make the leader of America’s #1 sports podcast laugh, that’s a victory.