Every month I return my blood back to the Earth. I know that some people won’t want to see this picture and I’ve hesitated so much to post it but I think as women we need to get real and deeply connected to our cycles.
We’ve got to stop stuffing our bodies with toxic tampons, taking pills to stop our natural rhythmic cycle and other pills to stop the pain when that pain is an indicator that something is not in balance. And we’ve got to stop filling landfills with plastic sanitary products and nourish the Earth with our sacred essence instead.
A few months ago I was at a meeting on taxes (exciting!) when there was a discussion on the govt VAT charged on menstrual products. Many of the women were arguing that we should not be charged for an item considered a necessity. But I think we need to start thinking differently – these disposable products are not a necessity but a product of a wasteful system that capitalizes on making money and creates pollution. I ditched both the disposable products and extra taxes years ago!
For over 10 years I’ve had a zero waste menstrual cycle using cloth pads I sew myself and a diva cup. It’s simple, I enjoy my period, I love the reverence I can give myself as a woman and to the Earth that gives me life. ❤️🌍❤️