Period talk,
but make it inclusive

HI! I’M TARA COSTELLO

I’m a UK-based author and 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
Tara Costello

Photography by Sian Parker
Collage by Esme Rose Marsh

Recent Blog Posts

Here’s Why You Should Care About Vagisil And Their New Line

Products, Topical

When you hear the word ‘Vagisil’ chances are you think of their over-the-counter cream that is recommended for external irritation. The brand has come a long way since their conception in the ’70s. They also stock products for ‘odour protection’ (whatever that is) and dryness relief. However when the brand announced a new line specifically… Read More

Red Moon Gang book cover

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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