Even if you’ve been menstruating for a long time, you need books about periods to help you through the whole process, both physically and emotionally. We’ll take care of you.
First, there’s no shame. Afraid of nothing. Let’s learn more about menstrual equality and spread the word to other people. There are about half of people who get their period, and it’s the most basic bodily function, so it shouldn’t be kept a secret any more. A primer on the menstrual movement and everything you need to know about periods is one of these books. It also talks about the political activism of the world, how you can make your period work for you, and essays and a memoir about not-so-great periods. Let’s get to it now.
Important Books About Periods
Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement by Nadya Okamoto, illustrated by Rebecca Elfast
This book should be given to every woman who has menstruation in the whole world! She tells her own story of her first period, because the goal of this book is to make menstruation less painful. Nadya crushes it. She also wants to make sure that menstruation doesn’t have a gender. Let’s say people who menstruate, not women. There are only menstrual products, not “feminine hygiene products.” This is a great book for young people who menstruate, but it’s also great for young people who don’t. “Period Power,” which is written in an easy to read style and is full of interesting facts, is a book about the culture, history, and privilege that go along with this most basic of bodily functions.
Every woman who has menstruation should read this book, because it will help them. If you want to be an activist for young people but don’t want to make them feel bad, Nadya Okamoto has some advice. This book tries to end the silence that has been caused by people not talking about their periods. It also tries to start a conversation about periods. Nadya tells her own story to start, and then she dispels any fears about periods. She also makes it very clear that menstruation should not be based on gender. For young people from all over the world, this book is a must-read. It is easy to get to and has a lot of information about the culture, history, and systems that go with each time period. Many people thought it was bad to talk about periods in the past because they were linked to bad luck. But not any more, though. Across the world, people are becoming more aware of their menstrual cycle. As a social issue, we think about periods in this book. Weiss-Wolf breaks them down for us in this book. She talks about how it became a big deal in history and culture, and she talks about how it came to be a big deal. During this fight for women’s rights, she gives us her story. A must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about this subject.
Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity by Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
Periods are no longer secret little taboos. A big, loud political issue is what Jennifer Weiss-Wolf talks about. She gives us a lot of history and culture from around the world, along with a lot of ideas for activism that will get your blood pumping. Periods Gone Public is a must-read for any feminist who wants to make the world a better place for women.
Period Power: Harness Your Hormones and Get Your Cycle Working For You by Maisie Hill
Maisie Hill is a women’s health practitioner and a doula, so she gives us the guidebook we’ve always needed. She teaches you how to work with your menstrual cycle instead of just riding it out, which is what most people do. Keep a menstruation journal to keep track of how your body and mind work at different times of the month, she says. A little woo-woo, but I’m in.
We all need this guide. a women’s health doctor, Maisie Hill explains it to us in a simple way. She shows us how to work with our cycles and gives us a lot of advice (keeping a menstrual journal to track our body and hormones is one of them). Such an important book you can’t and should not miss.
Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth by Kate Farrell (Editor)
This right here is a beautiful collection of essays about menstruation. A lot of things you might not think of are covered here. Madame Gandhi talks about how she had to stop bleeding while running the London Marathon because she was so tired. Wiley Reading talks about what it’s like to be a trans man with a period in his story. Emma Straub talks about how she didn’t think about a painful time for a long time.
This is a collection of beautiful and heartfelt essays about different times. In this book, we have stories from people of different ages, races, and gender identities who talk about menstruation, and we want to share them with you. Each of the twelve writers has a unique point of view that helps us see so many different things. Some of the stories they write are about free bleeding during a marathon, trans people who have periods, and even living through a painful living experience. These essays are written to celebrate menstruation and life through the power of words. This would be a bad idea to not do.
Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain by Abby Norman
Abby Norman hasn’t been diagnosed with endometriosis for years. A doctor sends her home with antibiotics when she goes to see him. Her leg goes numb, she loses 30 pounds and she loses her leg, too. In order to figure out what’s wrong with her, she starts going through medical journals. But doctors don’t believe her because they think she’s too young and naive to really understand her body the way a doctor can. One of the most eye-opening books I’ve ever read about gender bias in the medical field.