People Say The Nicest Things

We received a lovely email this week which sort of summarises why Monthlies exists. From Beth Southward I just wanted to message to say how incredible your products are. I have a 12 year old daughter who gets very embarrassed by her period. The old plastic based pads...

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Do not let your period spook you!

Being a woman involves dealing with a lifelong list of battles, some self-imposed and others created by social pressures. These often include the constant need to remove unwanted hair and the requirement to always look ‘fashionable’. Other challenges just come with...

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The ‘M’ Word and the Sad Truth

The issue of menstrual hygiene has, until very recently, been neglected and there has been a persistent reluctance to talk openly about this important subject. Menstrual hygiene is gaining growing attention, however, as a crucial aspect to achieving improved child...

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A Period Puzzle

My name is Beabea and I’m 10 and a ½ years old. Even though I haven’t started my period yet I am sure that I will have my family and friends to support me when I start. Periods are one of the most important changes during a girl’s puberty. Each month as a girl or...

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How to have a feminist Valentines Day

Don't be sucked in by the novelty boxer pants and his and hers pillows, prioritise self-care and socially conscious products with a feminist Valentines Day. 1. Celebrate love for everyone Back in my first job, surrounded by bright-eyed graduates determined to change...

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A January to Enjoy

With dark nights and cold mornings, a Christmas-weary credit card and fading hope about ever feeling the warmth of the sun again, it's easy to let January get you down. However, we've come up with our 5 top tips to keep hope alive in January, while helping our planet...

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My First Period

Many girls arrive at their first period without knowing what to expect. It can seem embarrassing, scary and overwhelming. Monthlies is working with London artist Kat Gordon to illustrate real stories of first periods to highlight how the taboo surrounding menstruation...

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Guest Blog: A bad time of the month

My friends regularly refer to me as an ‘oversharer’.
When I say this, I don’t mean I’m one of those people who sits next to someone on the bus and tells them about my crippling insecurities until they get off three stops early…

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Olympic Spirit

The Olympic Games is under way and we're loving our cheeky work breaks on iPlayer, to check on how high Jess Ennis-Hill is jumping, how fast Bolt is running and how fast and high the mind-blowing Simone Biles is flipping, bouncing and balancing. We love sport, and the...

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Monthlies Ultimate Period Playlist

We've been promising this list for a long time! Here is the Monthlies Utimate Period Playlist. Get yourself dancing and singing along, celebrate the shedding of your uterine lining and rest calm in the knowledge you're not the only one going through it! Think we've...

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Welcome to our Sparkly New Website!

You may have noticed Monthlies has been a bit quiet for the last couple of months. Not as much fierce feminist opinion as you may have liked to see, a bit slow on the old dismantling the patriarchy front. Tumble weed where you expected tampon puns. We know. And we’re back!

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Happy International Women’s Day!

It’s the day of the year when my Facebook newsfeed is filled with messages celebrating female role-models and demanding gender equality. There are some great campaigns happening which I wanted to share…

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Periods all over the world

The title of this post makes me want to sing “Periods all over the world, JOIN HANDS” but alas, we’re looking at more serious things than Love Train today.

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Monthlies Impact Report 2015

To summarise the achievements of 2015, we’ve put together our first Impact Report in infographic form. It splits out our impact into environmental, social and engagement. It’s thanks to your support that we’ve achieved the impact we have…

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