Girls need to learn that a period is natural, not shameful

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In her new book, “Period. End of Sentence.” (Scribner, 2021), New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Anita Diamant sheds light on the ways in which menstrual injustice threatens the education, health, and dignity of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Riding the wave of the Oscar-winning documentary of the same name, the book is both eye-opening and inspiring. Through a series of essays and interviews featuring doctors, teachers, and activists, Diamant challenges the silence surrounding menstruation and highlights the organizations and everyday heroes fighting against the stigma.

Dedicating her book to the young people “making the change,”…

Hanna Neier

NYC-based writer whose work has appeared in The Jerusalem Post, PopSugar, Motherly and Lilith Magazine, among others.

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