Heavy Flow Podcast Episode 36 - The Politics of Periods with Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Today I’m talking to Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, menstrual activist, author of Periods Gone Public and a contributor to Periods: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth, about the politics of periods.

This is the last episode of Heavy Flow for this season! We’ll be taking a hiatus over the summer and replaying some of our favourite episodes while we’re away. Subscribe to my newsletter to get updates on book news, the new season of the pod and other exclusive content I only share in email. See you in September!

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What we discussed:

  • The New Year’s Day moment that ignited Jennifer’s passion for menstrual activism
  • “The Year of the Period”
  • The policy agenda shaping the fight to remove taxes on menstrual products and ensure access across the US, state-by-state
  • Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth, a new collection of essays and the first YA book to take on menstruation as a social-political-cultural issue

Connect with Jennifer: 

Periods Gone Public
Periods: Twelve Voices Tell The Bloody Truth

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

HFP Episode 15 with Kiran Gandhi
Rupi Kaur ‘period’
The Case for Free Tampons
Out in the Open – Periods

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Music Credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
Graphic Design: Rachel Laird