# MenstruationHappens


#TheMonthly [1]: Without a Roof

This is the first “edition” of #TheMonthly – my attempt at looking at attitudes and issues relating to menstruation – a series that has come about because of this post here. Menstruation happens.  It’s one of those things those of us who menstruate have to deal with. For the majority of us it is nothing more than a routine inconvenience;  a few days each month where we have to remember to carry a little something extra when leaving the house.  We might be leaving that house with hair that feels more greasy than normal, or feeling bloated or generally more emotional but it’s […]


Menstruation Happens. Period. 4

“It is not menstrual blood per se which disturbs the imagination — unstanchable as that red flood may be — but rather the albumen in the blood, the uterine shreds, placental jellyfish of the female sea. This is the chthonian matrix from which we rose. We have an evolutionary revulsion from slime, our site of biologic origins. Every month, it is woman’s fate to face the abyss of time and being, the abyss which is herself.” – Camille Paglia Every four weeks the story about the young lady who ran this year’s London Marathon on the first day of her period […]