In order to create this book, we did a call-out to everyone around the world, inviting them to submit their own period stories. We were hoping to get a palette of themes and experiences, from the first period to a funny story to a negative experience with period shaming. We were not let down and over 50+ people have sent their own written experience of menstruation. We hope you empathize or relate to their stories.

For more things to read, watch or listen, visit this page and for more activities, visit this page.

If you wish to read stories from specific regions, click on any of the topics above!

You can also submit your own period-themed stories below!


Stories from ASIA

Stories from EUROPE


Stories from THE MIDDLE EAST

Stories from AFRICA

Stories from NORTH AMERICA

Stories from AUSTRALIA

Send us your happy, funny, sad, first, last, embarrassing, shameless, menopause or period-themed stories/poem/drawings below or email us at
We always welcome submissions and are very happy to hear about folks from around the world.

Thanks for submitting!