Women’s bodies, sexuality and the stigma of menstruation

Disclaimer: this is a straight-forward, blunt, personal perspective about women and periods. If you’re squeamish about these things I encourage you to get over it and read it anyway. Looking forward to respectful and thoughtful, contributing comments. Let’s talk about this and take away the stigma of menstruation.

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Ladies, do you remember the circumstances of your first period?

What about you men, do you remember when your sisters started…? Or your daughters?

I don’t remember much, other than the usual sentiments of discomfort, anxiety about leaks, and how unfair it was to have to go through this crap for the next 40+ years.

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Seeking self-worth in all the wrong places

Where do you derive your value from? Your self-worth?

From other people? In the form of praise? Acceptance? Or love?

Or from an internal sense of a job well done? Maybe from an accomplished task?

From a paycheck?

Please don’t say from kids. Especially not teenagers. 😔 Continue reading “Seeking self-worth in all the wrong places”

Snapshots from a lazy Christmas day in Canada

Earlier today I told a friend I’m never eating again and he immediately made his first prediction for 2020. Unsurprisingly, his prediction came true less than two hours later. 😶 Continue reading “Snapshots from a lazy Christmas day in Canada”

The thing about the ice cream

Today, I went to a grocery story to load up for the next few days. It wasn’t until I was just about to pull out of the parking lot when I thought I’d better check my phone. I had this nagging feeling I was missing something.

Sure enough, there was a text from the girl child. Continue reading “The thing about the ice cream”

When things set you off

Sometimes you just gotta type out your frustrations…am I right?

In my defense, the PMS gods are striking so that’s my excuse. 😇

Anyway, this is what has got my panties in a knot last few days:

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