Own Your Period
Own Your Period:
A Fact-Filled Guide to Period Positivity
by Chella Quint, illustrated by Giovana Medeiros
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Having a period is an incredible thing-- Own Your Period celebrates what the body can do and provides young people (age 9+) with everything they need to be prepared... and empowered.
This fact-filled guide to periods is bursting with positive, honest advice on managing and understanding menstruation, covering every aspect of periods as well as lots of advice on puberty and growing up in a warm, friendly and reassuring way.
Topics covered include the fascinating science behind why things happen, with all the details of menstruation through to menopause explained, as well as answers to all essential questions like what's a vulva and what does it look like, what do periods actually feel like, and what happens if blood stains your clothes?
Menstrual expert and educator Chella Quint's witty text slays superstitions, busts common myths and fights period shame, while providing practical information about menstrual products, tracking cycles, and sharing her own personal stories.
Funny, insightful and warm illustrations with friendly chatty text makes this an everything-you-need-to-know essential handbook, which pre-teens can refer to before their periods start, and will appreciate when their cycle is more established.
This complete guide will prove an invaluable companion to any young person about to start their first period, and will help them embrace their cycle with positivity and pride, and grow into healthy, happy people!