How Not to Manage Your Period In a Developing Country

Take a minute and think back to the first time you got your period. Maybe you got your first bra right around that time, and wore it so proudly, even though you probably didn’t need it all that much. Maybe you had just started shaving your legs. And you probably didn’t have any sort of preparation. No plans. No artillery of backup pads or tampons in your bag. God forbid you bled straight through your shorts, and had to go to the school nurse, who gave you sweatpants because that’s the only thing she had in your size, even though it was June. (No? Maybe that was just me.) Read More