Hey – it’s okay to have a period. It’s more than okay- it’s damn natural and we should stop being shamed for it.
Instagram is providing the perfect tool for women to break the silence around menstruation, and share their experiences.
We’ve seen how Instagram can be used as a space for activism with movements like the campaign for self-love and body-positivity, and when it comes to period-positivity, hashtags like #periodpositive and #menstruationmatters are going viral.
Here are our fave #periodpositive accounts to follow RN on Instagram
1 Pink Bits (@pink_bits)
Pink Bits promotes period-positivity using pastel illustrations of realistic bodies with stretch marks, scars and period stains.
2 Bloody Good Period (@bloodygoodperiod)
We said it*. They listened. Bodyform have only gone and released the UK's first period ad with real life RED BLOOD!!! 🔴🔴🔴 Blue liquid, BE GONE. Check it out at bit.ly/bloodnormal. Bloody good job @bodyformuk 👏👏👏 #wedontbleedblue #bloodnormal #periodblood #redastheycome #periodtalk #normaliseperiods #menstruationmatters⠀ *Disclaimer: we meant the *collective* we, of course (BGP are obvs not taking credit for this brilliance). But it's because of people speaking out, loud and proud, about periods that this small but momentous change has happened. So keep that period chat UP and let's normalise the shit out of our menstrual cycles
Bloody Good Period is an initiative to provide accessible sanitary products for refugees with a kick-ass Instagram account to visually represent their cause: making periods free.
3 Happy Period (@wearehappyperiod)
#HappyPeriod is about educating the public on periods, and creating campaigns to distribute sanitary products in working class communities.
4 THINX (@shethinx)
THINX is a beautifully curated account, with informative facts and stats around people with vaginas and period-shaming. It’s an eye-opener to see how normalised shaming menstruation is, and THINX is dismantling those ideas with one period pic at a time.
5 Alice Skinner (@thisisaliceskinner)
V excited for the first project that's part of an amazing new platform for female action and activism, cooked up by @scarcurtis and @disgracecampbell. The incredible 18 year old @amikageorge has started the campaign #freeperiods. We are calling on Theresa May To give free sanitary products to all girls on free school meals in the U.K.. link in bio! Follow the @pinkprotest now! ✊🏼💖✨#illustration #feminism #tampontax #thepinkprotest
One of the coolest feminist illustrators out there, Alice Skinner celebrates all things period and body-positive via her amazing illustrations. It’s a downright pleasure to look at.
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