Periods in Poverty


Extract of an English endorsement speech written & performed by Hannah Mestermann in February 2020.


Illustration by Hazel Mead
Illustration by Hazel Mead

It’s that time of the month. The crimson wave. The shark week. Code Red. We’ve all heard it before, the endless euphemisms used to avoid saying the 6 letter word that is disguised in shame, humiliation, and judgement from anyone who hears it. “Period.”