Book Interrupted
Book Interrupted
May 3, 2021
Seeing Red -Episode 6
Play • 51 min

The six women discuss feedback and comments they received from Book Interrupted Series 3, Episodes 1 through 5, on “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer.

Discussion Points:

  • What was it like for previous generations of women and their periods?
  • First period experiences - “am I dying?"
  • Menstrual education for children and men
  • Are males curious about periods?
  • Tampons with applicators, versus without applicators, versus reusable applicators
  • Menstrual cups and period underwear - how do they work?
  • Period boxer briefs for trans men and boys
  • Pads worn by women after giving birth
  • Social media posts normalizing periods
  • Internet trolls - should you engage?
  • Tampons as costumes
  • Lack of understanding around menopause 
  • What is perimenopause versus menopause?
  • Update of Brazen Cramp and PMS herbs
  • Performance art inspired by periods and vaginas

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 

Book Interrupted YouTube Channel

Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group

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

Knix Period Underwear

Dear Kate Period Underwear

Aisle Period Boxer Brief

Diva Cup

Down the Rabbit Hole

The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism by Dr. Jen Gunther

Forever Brazen

The Period Expert | Kirsten Karchmer on TikTok

Book Interrupted Pinterest

Laurie Anderson

Carolee Schneemann Meat Joy

Carolee Schneemann Fresh Blood

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