Period Power by Nadya Okamoto
Our next Friends NYC x Brooklyn Bookworm Book Club meets on Tuesday, March 23 at 6pm on our Instagram Live --> @friendsnyc!
For women's history month, Alexis (@thebrooklynbookworm) chose Period Power: A Manifesto For The Menstrual Movement. Alexis will be in coversation with the author, and Harvard College student, Nadya Okamoto and comic extraordinaire, Mary Beth Barone.
Throughout history, periods have been hidden from the public. They’re taboo. They’re embarrassing. They’re gross. And due to a crumbling or nonexistent national sex ed program, they are misunderstood. Because of these stigmas, a status quo has been established to exclude people who menstruate from the seat at the decision-making table, creating discriminations like the tampon tax, medicines that favor male biology, and more.
Period Power aims to explain what menstruation is, shed light on the stigmas and resulting biases, and create a strategy to end the silence and prompt conversation about periods.
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Size: 8.17" l x 5.45" w x 0.95"