Take the short (really short – only two questions) survey and think about how #periodpositive you are day to day!
What does period positive mean?
Chella developed #periodpositive to counteract the mainly negative public discourse. She accepts that people both love and hate periods, but tries to unpick how big an influence the media plays in these attitudes. She aims for ‘period neutral’, using a positive approach.
If you are period positive, this means, broadly, that you are willing to confidently ask and/or frankly answer questions about periods, understand the importance of cycle charting and treating the menstrual cycle as a vital sign, you avoid passing on menstrual shame to others, and if you joke about periods, your jokes challenges stereotypes and taboos rather than upholding them.
The aim of the #periodpositive hashtag and logo is to serve as a benchmark for open and informed provision and information about menstruation and reproductive health, by anyone, anywhere, and invites anyone whose work adheres to the ethos of #periodpositive to enquire about permission for use of the benchmark. If you’d like to earn the charter mark and apply for a licence to use ‘period positive’ or the logo, please get in touch via the contact form.