Why you shouldn't be ashamed of your period
When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty

When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.

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Dylan Bush is Bhekisisa's production and multimedia manager.

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Pontsho Pilane is a journalist, editor, media lecturer and trainer with a focus in health, race and gender and how they intersect. She’s interested in using communications as a tool for social change. Prior to that Pilane was the senior writer at Health-eNews, and was formerly a health reporter at Bhekisisa, the Mail and Guardian’s centre for health journalism. She debuted as a journalist at The Daily Vox, where she wrote primarily about gender, race and how they intersect. Pilane holds two degrees in media studies from Wits University.