Educator and author Tara Costello (she/her) has been writing about menstruation for more than a decade. In 2015, she was one of the people who led the viral response to the controversial Protein World advertising campaign in tube stations, which received a lot of media coverage and was the subject of various university lectures, as well as leading to a spot on Stylist’s ‘Fearless Feminists of 2015’ list. It also prompted the London mayor to ban all body-shaming media from the London Underground.
She has since gone on to found and manage a number of award-winning (and -losing) blogs; in 2015, she was shortlisted for ‘Best Relationship & Sex Blog’ at Cosmopolitan’s Blog Awards and shortlisted again the following year for ‘Best Sex & Relationships Influencer’. In 2016, at the UK Blog Awards, a blog she co-founded was highly commended within the ‘Education’ category.
Although the blogs have come and gone, Tara has continued to write and tackle more difficult topics. She’s known for her ability to make information rightly more accessible and inclusive. She has been published by Metro, Playboy, Dazed and more. Her debut book Red Moon Gang is out now and through her work she hopes to inspire people from all walks of life to view periods differently.
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