If we talk about getting your period, do you feel uncomfortable? Do you think your period is too personal to talk about on iTwixie? Is getting your period something you dread? Worry about? Are scared about happening? Have no idea about?
Look at the world around you. Pretty much every female in your life who is in high school or older has a period. Some girls don’t get their period until later in high school, sure. But truth is, most girls today get their period by 13.
And even more truthful than that, is the simple fact that getting your period is natural. It’s part of growing up. And if you’re a girl, you’re going to get it.
Why the fuss? We don’t know. But in some parts of the world, getting your period is such a big deal that you stay home when you have it. You don’t go to school the week you get your period. And then, sometimes, if you miss so much school, you drop out of school. And then you don’t get a good education. And then you don’t get to make your own choices or try to make your dreams come true. And then you end up sad, in poverty or worse, in a marriage that you didn’t even choose.
Pretty crazy, eh?
We learned about this group called For the Good Period. And they are amazing. They go to parts of the world where girls stop going to school when they are on their period, and they help to change that. They bring the stuff you need when you’re on your period. They help educate people in those small towns to understand that getting your period is as natural as sleeping. And they make a huge difference in the lives of thousands of girls by simply talking about these little, tiny truths.
Now meet seventh grader, Ella Lindenberg, who took it upon herself to raise money to help girls in Kenya stay in school when they are on their period.
CREDIT KATE LAPIDES / COURTESY PHOTO
In the Fall of 2016, she raised money by organizing a bake sale for For The Good Period.
There you go, girls. A little fun info about how we can make a difference by just being truthful, candid and comfortable with things that are as natural as sleep.
Enjoy your day! And let us know if you want to learn more about cool groups like For the Good Period.