… of menstruation.

I want to be a good engineer; but no matter how I try, there is always 5 days a month when I feel like absolute shit and feel like I’m not doing the best I can. Yes, I’m talking about my menstrual cycle known as the period.

Note: This should really be obvious without me saying but everyone’s menstrual symptom is different. Symptoms I deal with are mine and shall not be used as “all women”. Also, not all women menstruate so “She must be on her period” joke is not funny FYI.

I was recently talking to my friend about how I had 5 hours long job interview on the 2nd day of my period. I was joking how all I could think while doing code interview was “Is it my butt sweat or period” and how interviewers saw me on the lowest performing and really distracted day ever possible. My friend then asked me “Did you tell them you were on your period?” My immediate response was “Oh hell no”. It made me wonder why my initial reaction was like that. …

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Mariko Kosaka

Knitting some Javascript at Scripto : Co-organizer @brooklyn_js

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