Wrong Answer. Try Again.

Wrong Answer. Try Again.

Recently I asked a school nurse, “Why are pads and tampons kept in your office, and not the bathrooms, where they are needed?” The answer won’t surprise you, and I’ll bet it’s the same answer most of you would get if you walked into a...
NJ, “Enough is Enough”

NJ, “Enough is Enough”

In June of 2021, a Joint Resolution in the New Jersey Legislature established the last week of May as “Period Poverty Awareness Week.” The resolution acknowledges that poverty exists in NJ, that many do not have adequate access to menstrual products,...
Menstrual Math Lesson

Menstrual Math Lesson

Ok, class. It’s the beginning of October. Enough goofing off, time for a math lesson. The vast majority of schools (middle, high and college) do not provide menstrual products free to students in the bathrooms (where they are needed). At best, those schools have an...
p.s. Red-Washed Jeans

p.s. Red-Washed Jeans

One day junior year I felt like looking nice for once. I wore white jeans because my period had ended a day ago (or at least that’s what I thought). In calc, first class of the day, I had to take a difficult test. During the test I was already stressed because I...