Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation is out now!   Read Chapter 1 Now!

THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW – Breaking the Curse of Menstruation with Guest Host Kathleen Shannon

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall. 

Today on the show Kathleen Shannon, co-founder of Braid Creative and Being Boss Podcast co-host, takes the reigns to interview me about my new book, Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation. We talk about my early interest in periods, how period shame shows up in our culture, where menstrual equity intersects with other social justice issues, hormonal birth control, body literacy, where period pain comes from and what we can do about it, and so much more.

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THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW – The Managed Body with Chris Bobel

Heavy Flow Podcast #57 - The Managed Body with Chris Bobel

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall. 

Today on the show I’m talking to Chris Bobel, author of New Blood: Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation and The Managed Body: Developing Girls and Menstrual Health in the Global South. We discuss the history of menstrual activism, what’s working — and what’s not — in the menstrual movement, the “seeds of menstrual shame” and Chris’ vision for a future menstrutopia.

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