Another year has come to a close, time really flies when you’re not having fun too. Although 2021 was a strange year filled with personal turmoil for many, a lot worth celebrating has happened too. Ever since 2015 was dubbed ‘The Year Of The Period‘, I’ve been keen to reflect on progress year by year…. Read More
but make it inclusive
HI! I’M TARA COSTELLO
I’m a UK-based author and ACET accredited educator who has been talking openly about periods for more than a decade.
If you’re looking for inclusive, accessible and shame-free period talk, you’ve come to the right place!More about Tara & Red Moon Gang
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This post contains gifted items but all opinions are my own. Read full disclaimer here. Over the past couple of months, I have been really fortunate to have a few brands send some new period products for me to try. I get sent a lot of requests; some I decline and some period products just… Read More
Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day that helps challenge the stigma surrounding periods, but does the term need updating?
Red Moon Gang: The Book
Filled with information and free from cultural hang-ups, this gender-neutral book is directed at anybody that's ever dealt with having a period. Writer and influencer Tara Costello pulls together her research and experience into a book that's wide-ranging, inclusive, and fun. Boldly illustrated by Mary Purdie, Red Moon Gang tackles every aspect of the menstrual cycle--from the biology and science behind why you bleed every month, to the latest findings on hormonal fluctuations (aka, why you're PMSing so bad). It takes a deep dive into the different types of menstrual products available, including their pros and cons, and covers various period conditions such as endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. Drawing from her own experience, Costello explores how having a period shaped her relationship to her body and her place in the world. And she discusses topics that aren't generally covered in health class too--such as how periods are a particular challenge to those experiencing body dysmorphia, individuals living in poverty, and disabled people. Finally, she offers up a Period Toolkit, listing products and retailers she loves, tips on how to make menstruating easier, and resources for further education.
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