Why this ‘Always’ ad has me seeing red!

Sprawled out on the sofa during a particularly traumatic visit from Aunt Flo, this Always ad popped up in the break between some appallingly trashy ITV reality TV dating show and an equally appalling home make over show. If I wasn’t already feeling like a hideous, bloated mess, I was by the time the end of…

Campaign for Paid Menstrual Leave

In countries like South Korea and Japan paid menstrual leave is the norm, it is also becoming increasingly more common across China. Female employees are not expected to produce a doctor’s note to explain their absence and their wages aren’t docked as a result of their menstruation. However in the UK there are very few…

Why your boss needs to know about your period

Most of us know that feeling when you’re sitting at your desk with a particularly difficult email to compose and suddenly you need to get to the bathroom and quickly. If like me, you suffer from acute monthly pain i.e. you can’t stand up, the room is spinning and your whole body is screaming out in…