Many women, according to the article, including Black women, are opting for free-bleeding instead of tampons, pads, cups and the like. Other reasons some choose to free-bleed is to show that period poverty exists — not being able to afford period products.
Dr. Charis Chambers, board certified OB/GYN also known as The Period Doctor, told ESSENCE that free-bleeding, and the controversial attention it’s gotten, has also put the spotlight on period apology culture — women apologizing for being on their period.
“I love it because we’re kind of challenging the status quo, we’re changing the narrative, which is something that I 100 percent welcome,” she tells ESSENCE.
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