Half of the world get their period, so why does the topic still make so many of us cringe? How did we learn this “period shame” in the first place and what do we need to do to become more woke?
These are questions Yumi Stynes is tackling. Yumi is a TV and radio presenter, and the co-author of a new book, Welcome to Your Period, which she dedicates to the “next generation of bleeders”. In the latest episode of Women’s Health Uninterrupted, Yumi chats to WH deputy editor Lizza Gebilagin about how period stigma follows us into our adult years, why we need to be more open about PMS, and what we can do to slay the shame (listen out for her #periodchallenge). Plus, she talks about the importance of self-care when speaking out against inequality and how giving up alcohol was the best decision she made.
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