When I think of "that time of the month" and the number of times I felt shame for this natural process and still wanting to be physically intimate all I can hear in my mind is Show Them Who You Are...pause...giggling...said best by Wakanda Queen Mother (Angela Bassett). I think it is well past time to discuss period shame, what about you?
Part of disrupting the shame and stigma around bodies and bodily fluids such as menstruation, is talking openly and shame-free early and ongoing with our children. Let's take a look at how we can make this happen!
How can we begin to breakdown the sex negative double standard of men taking something from women or that women are constantly the passive party? Ladies how can we stop this mentality that women are not participating parities too because we’re not these damsels in distress? What’s our short and long-term agenda? Set aside from the bullshit...We play this life game one time. Make audibles, throw bombs and keep your offense strong.
Have you been in a sexual situation where you knew in your mind you did not want to have sexual intercourse, but for some reason you could not get up the nerve to use your mouth to say No and it happened anyway? Did you think to share your truth with someone when they asked, "Did you tell me No?" If your response was not what you expected, and you felt robbed by the stupid bus because you did not share your truth let alone use your voice, then "Houston we have a problem" the absence of "NO" is not consent!