Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation

Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation

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Finalist for the 2020 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Nonfiction

What do you know about your menstrual cycle?

Your menstrual cycle is your fifth vital sign -- a barometer of health and wellness that is as telling as your pulse or blood pressure. Yet most of us see our periods as nothing more than a source of inconvenience and embarrassment.

The reasons for this are vast and complex and many are rooted in misogyny. The fact is, women the world over are taught the bare minimum about menstruation, and the messages they do receive are negative: that periods are painful and gross, that they turn us into hormonal messes, and that they shouldn't be discussed.

By examining the history of period shame and stigma and its effects on women's health and wellness today as well as providing a crash course in menstrual self-care, Heavy Flow aims to lift the veil on menstruation, breaking the curse once and for all.

Author: Amanda Laird
Publisher: Dundurn Group
Published: 03/19/2019
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781459743137

About the Author
Amanda Laird is a feminist holistic nutritionist specializing in menstrual health and is the host of Heavy Flow -- a weekly podcast dedicated to casual conversations about periods and other taboo health and wellness topics. She lives in Toronto.