Ode to Periods, or How Women’s Blood is Holy

From Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Facebook feed–a must for everyone–, slam poet Dominique Christina takes a “dummy” on Twitter to task for dumping his girl friend because her period started while they were having sex. (Side note: dude, so not the kind of thing you share, ever.) Christina weaves a magic here of what women’s bodies can do, and how that is a holy, sacred process. Just watch it, and then go read Cixous again. The story of her daughter’s horror at starting her first period, a fear I well remember, and how she turned it into a celebration resonates.

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