That Time Of The Month: WTF Even Are Hormones? And How Do They Affect Your Mental Health
Hello, lovely angels! This week we’re bringing you the first of a three-part series all about womxn’s health. For episode one, we’re starting at the beginning: periods. We talk about where we were when we first got our period, how the lack of education and information for young women during that time is damaging and why Grace used to wear pads to school for no reason. Then, class is in session for a chat about hormones and their impact on our mental health. Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men, a statistic that confirms the link between female hormones and mental health. So why aren’t we talking about it? We discuss how our hormones impact our day-to-day lives, including when it comes to anxiety, depression and stress levels without us even knowing. Plus, what exactly even is PMS? And how do you know if what you’re feeling is normal? Finally, we speak to Olympic athlete Eliza McCartney about using your menstrual cycle to excel physically, why it is that so many young women drop sport when they hit puberty, and why when she was younger she wanted to avoid getting abs.
For this series, we’ve partnered with Me., the new period care brand that has been designed to be displayed proudly and openly on your shelf—not hidden away. Me. is committed to championing a new narrative around period care through empowering campaigns, collaborations and charity partnerships, holding space for all people with periods and the issues that are important to them.
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