There was one time I was happy to get my period. An unfortunate condom situation that led to a pregnancy scare. (Don’t judge me. You’ve been there.)
One time. Once!
Once out of all 1978392749030 times it’s happened since I was 12.
Other than that, periods pretty much suck.
Cramps and bloating. It’s a personal misery, really. So this new hashtag #LiveTweetYourPeriod is awesome, since it makes me feel less alone. It’s like I have a community of sufferers who understand my plight and my desire for expressing my plight in delightful memes and colorful gifs.
The hashtag isn’t entirely new. It’s been around for a few months, and a New York Times Magazine article gave it new life recently.
But it’s a great antithesis to all of the hypersexual images of women that pervade the Internet. Because that one chick on Instagram who posts all those #thirsttrap yoga pose pics? She has a vagina. And it bleeds. And she probably wears sweatpants and hates everything and everyone once a month, just like everybody else.
Trust us, you want in on this hilarity!
— Laura no esta (@titisorto) June 22, 2015
— Angela Marie (@_une_femme_) June 15, 2015
just sent my boyfriend to the store for emergency bags of three different kinds of chocolate. #livetweetyourperiod
— Deanna ✨ (@Deanna_RVA) June 18, 2015
— Raleigh! (@RaleighOnTheAir) June 22, 2015
— Jordan Brooks (@COYADD) June 23, 2015
— Sara Hodgkinson (@Sara_Hodgkinson) June 22, 2015
— Nimko Ali (@NimkoAli) June 23, 2015
— Little Alice (@LittleAlice06) June 22, 2015
— Aileen Flanagan (@AileenFlan) June 23, 2015
What do you think?