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Madeleine

  • Why I March

    I was here in 1989: 30 years later, it feels like we have not necessarily come a long way, baby. This feminist’s feet are sore. The first time I marched was at…

  • Periods & The City

    We are just back from an amazing whirlwind trip to New York, which not-so-surprisingly happened to coincide with me having my period, not to mention a bouquet of other menstrual-related goings-on. While…

  • Periods: Blessing or Curse?

    The recent media attention over professional tennis player Heather Watson’s “girl things” allusion to the relationship between her recent performance at the Australian Open tennis tournament and having her period has opened up…

  • For the love of “M.”

    A shining star of a person has been blazing her way across Vancouver and the Lunaverse for the past few years: we are sad to see her move on to other solar…

  • 25 years later: what has changed?

    I still remember arriving home from my then-job at a local university on December 6th, 1989 to find my parents glued to the television. What was happening, I asked them? “It looks…

  • Stephanie Nolen: a shero among sheros

    It’s not every day that you get to meet one of your all-time heroes, but it happened to me just last weekend when journalist Stephanie Nolen was briefly in Vancouver. Thanks to my…

  • KURA + One4Her = 2,000 girls with AFRIpads

    Sarah Hadden is a former teacher and the US Director of the KURA project, an organization that supports literacy in Northern Kenya. After traveling to Kenya in 2010 and again in September…

  • Hello Flo’s Unhappy Period Party

    Monthly subscription period providers Hello Flo have done it again, creating yet another provocative and hilarious video about menarche, the sequel to last summer’s hit “Camp Gyno“. For all of its gumption…

  • The joy of personal liberation

    One of the greatest gifts that switching from tampons to Lunapads and the DivaCup (in addition to all of the obvious things that we are always talking about) has given me is…