Book Interrupted
Book Interrupted
Apr 19, 2021
Seeing Red -Episode 4
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The Book Interrupted six women discuss their lives, inspired by reading “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. In this episode they touch on topics of periods, mental health, medical research, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, cutting back caffeine, drinking more water, and the lack of access to period products in some areas of the world. 

Discussion Points:

  • Why is medical research and fitness research only done on white males and how does that affect women and people of colour?
  • How to use movement as a form of regulating hormones
  • The importance of drinking water, sleep, eating healthy
  • Seed cycling - did it work?
  • What are the advantages of cutting back caffeine?
  • How does our mental state affect our bodies and the pain we feel?
  • Cry and show your emotion and don’t apologize for it
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and anxiety
  • How can you adjust your life to reflect your cycle?
  • Menstrual health is a matter of human rights
  • There are many people in the world who don’t have access to period products
  • How do we end the stigma associated with menstruation?

Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:

My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs.

Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer

Book Interrupted Website 

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World Pulse

Period. End of Sentence. (The Pad Project.)


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