Global Action on Period Poverty: Fix this bloody mess

sketch of a woman’s torso wearing white panties splashed with red paint
Photo by Nashita Jain

Crimson tide, Aunt Flo, lady business, that time of the month, Carrie — the list goes on. The number of used to avoid saying the word “period” in public is staggering. The stigma around periods is not only dangerous, it is preventing us from making progress in addressing period poverty. Stigma can take many forms including simple discomfort in discussing the topic to