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Danielle's Period Story

Danielle's Period Story

My name is Danielle and this is my period journey. My story, from when I got my first period aged 12, to around the age of 22, isn’t all that unusual or poetic. It is marked by the usual symptoms of secrecy and embarrassment – I recall hiding boxes of pads under a magazine while I carried them to the supermarket checkout, a classic teen experience – but my flow was always light and I didn’t struggle with serious cramps or mood swings. Not everyone is so lucky. I am grateful to my body for that and I thank her...

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