Who decided to make it inappropriate for girls to talk about something that is completely natural? Because they deserved to be shunned by the women community.
Growing up I was always told to never tell a soul that I had my period, to just continue as if nothing is going on, and to suck it up when I have bad cramps. But why should we need to flush the toilet every time we are opening a new pad? Or look like we’re doing something wrong when we ask our friends for a pad or tampon? Hormones, cycles, and horrible cramps is just the normality that women have to go through every month. It is a function that no girl from middle school to adulthood has to feel ashamed or embarrassed about.
Amazing, friendly, and warm is the only way I can explain the interview with Kat Graham. An actress, singer, dancer, and model, also a normal human being that has the same functions as us. She is so sweet, and she made it comfortable to talk about things like periods, hormones, and birth control. In the Q&A, Kat was asked about how she liked the birth control LOLO. She started LOLO earlier this year and it is a birth control that does not have such horrible effects on a woman’s hormones and overall health. She emphasized that we need to normalize the talk on womanly functions and health. She wants us to use our voices to get rid of this taboo over what womanly bodies do. Kat inspired the girls of Her Campus to feel as comfortable in their skin and all of the gifts it has given us. To break the boundaries of social norms and create a space where everyone is comfortable.
In the Q&A, she talked about being a user of LOLO, and how she loved that the birth control has not affected her body entirely. She spoke about her own experiences with LOLO, and how it has helped her, especially with her busy schedule. She gave sisterly advice on the use of birth control, and how not everyone needs to use it, and told us to use it safely and responsibly. Sadly, the interview was a short one, but it was impactful and eye-opening. Do not ever feel shameful or embarrassed if you have your period because that means you’re healthy, and you should own that.
Be comfortable in your skin because it is beautiful.