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July 10, 2017

There's men wearing the blood of the woman they love

There's white wearing the blood of the brown

but every woman learns how to bleed from the moon

and we bleed to renew life every time it's cut down

I got my vertebrae all stacked up high as they can go

But I still feel myself sliding from the earth that I know

So I excuse myself and leave the room

Saying my period came early but it's not a minute too soon

Ani DiFranco verse two of Blood in the Boardroom 

And, I’m back. Ani DiFranco rocks doesn’t she? Part two of my blog gets into the details of what I have been doing over these past few months to get rid of premenstrual bloating, menstrual diarrhoea and menstrual headaches. The prostaglandins that cause diarrhoea are the same chemicals that make the uterus contract to expel the lining also cause cramps. I don’t really get cramps and as I’ve already said I think this is because of my neutral sole shoe wearing habits and my focus on lengthening and stretching my back line/ calves and hamstr...

July 9, 2017

I go and find the only other woman on the floor

Is the secretary sitting at the desk by the door

I ask her if she's got a tampon I could use

She says

Oh honey, what a hassle for you

Sure I do

You know I do

I say

It ain't no hassle, no, it ain't no mess

Right now it's the only power

That I possess

These businessmen got the money

They got the instruments of death

But I can make life

I can make breath

Sitting in the boardroom

The I'm-so-bored room

Listening to the suits talk about their world

I didn't really have much to say 

The whole time I was there

So I just left a big brown bloodstain

On their white chair

Last verse From the song Blood in the Boardroom by Ani DiFranco.

Ani Difranco’s anthem to menstruation is brilliant. It is a reminder that women’s bodies are the site of life giving force and that our menstrual cycle is a source of power. Yet for many women it is not just a “hassle” and a “mess.” It is a bringer of headaches, bloating, cramps, low energy and pimples. After transitioning to neutral soled s...

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