I recently discovered this video of one of Scotland's poet/writer/spoken word performer Erin May Kelly, and I fell in love with it the moment I watched it. Besides absolutely adoring Erin's accent, the message is strong & important.
Because of the period stigma that makes menstruation a taboo topic, we don’t often think about what it’s like for a homeless or low-income menstruator to get their period, and don’t have open conversations about period health or solutions to period poverty.
As a Mom to a little girl, I'm very conscious of the stories I read to her and have open discussions about the animated movies we watch together. It's important to me that she doesn't go through life thinking she needs to be saved by a charming Prince...
Watch the video. Listen to her words very carefully, without dismissing her as a child or catering to your own biases. Listen to what she is saying. Hear the emotion in her voice. Take this in. Then do your part. Votes matter. Where you spend your money matters. What you buy matters. How you live matters. If you don't understand why or how, seek out the information you need to become knowledgeable. If a child can do it, so can you.
Read the full story at HuffPost.com.