Health and Wellness for the Rest of Us

Bloody hell.

After 40, the menstrual floodgates open.

Karla J. Strand
Sep 10, 2019 · 5 min read

Okay, people over 40 who menstruate: am I the only one who didn’t know how heavy your period can get at this age??

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Photo by Elti Meshau on Unsplash

Say what, now?

Photo of a red apple with a stem and drops of water on it’s skin. Photo by Carlos Alberto Gómez Iñiguez.
Photo of a red apple with a stem and drops of water on it’s skin. Photo by Carlos Alberto Gómez Iñiguez.
Photo by Carlos Alberto Gómez Iñiguez on Unsplash

And so, I didn’t.

Photo of a lightbulb with red filament inside. by Terry Vlisidis.
Photo of a lightbulb with red filament inside. by Terry Vlisidis.
Photo by Terry Vlisidis on Unsplash

After all this, I still wonder: Is this really only news to me? Did you all know this would happen? Maybe I just missed this day of the growing up talk. Either way, I’m exhausted.

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories…

Karla J. Strand

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Librarian, writer at Ms. Mag, queer settler historian researching WW’s roles in the oppression of Indigenous peoples. Also: all the books. She/her. Views=Mine

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.

Karla J. Strand

Written by

Librarian, writer at Ms. Mag, queer settler historian researching WW’s roles in the oppression of Indigenous peoples. Also: all the books. She/her. Views=Mine

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.

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