So I came across a most incredible spoken word artist and was inspired by this one particular poem. In “The Period Poem”, Spoken word artist, Dominique Christina discusses the issue of a woman’s menstrual cycle in a most unique way. Even as a 20 something black woman living on my own I still feel an air of embarrassment when it comes to negotiating how I am to handle this flow of blood in public.
However, after hearing this poem I felt a certain empowerment about being a woman and being especially strong enough to be able to handle a flow of blood for 5 days and all the symptoms and situations that goes along with it.
Take a look at the poem below and share your own period story.
I got my period when I was 14 years old and a freshmen in high school and I thought this was the worst punishment ever. I thought this was the worst reward for becoming a woman and not being pregnant. But, having a period means more than losing dead insides, it means that every month we have a chance to renew and grow stronger. So I thank Mother Nature for preparing me for womanhood in more ways than one. I am not ashamed that my body is working as it is supposed to, thanks to Eve.