I was invited to a boss lady lunch at Mayor Garcetti's house today (nbd I know). As the speakers presented, I paused and asked myself a question every woman knows too well. Did I just get my period? I waited for an appropriate time and casually walked to their bathroom (t'was here). I walked out of the bathroom and saw a high schooler from my table a bit panicked. I asked if she was alright and she said that she just got her period. I confided that I just got mine and said how cool it is to be at an event with a bunch of other women who get it. We walked to my car, where I have an extra tampon stash, and returned to the event. Instant besties. Lessons of the day? Raise our girls in communities where there is no shame around getting your period (lol it's a beautiful, natural cycle) and always keep extra supplies in your car for your homegirls.
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