How inclusive are period apps these days? I downloaded and trialled the first 10 period apps I could find on the app store, so you don’t have to.
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
Recent Blog Posts
Menstrual cycle tracking, is this something you do? I only ask because I’m somebody who would do my best to avoid menstrual cycle tracking only to do a complete 180 when my periods went awry. When I first started menstruating, my mum was very prepared. She came armed with a range of pads for me… Read More
February is Black History Month. It dedicated to highlighting the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history (the UK’s counterpart takes place in October). To mark Black History Month here at Red Moon Gang, I’d like to talk to you about Mary Kenner. Who is Mary Kenner? Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner is an… Read More
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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