While the silence and stigma surrounding menstruation may be far from broken, it is definitely showing cracks. Here are 5 taboo-tackling accounts to follow to help celebrate and normalize menstruation – one double tap at a time.

1. Pink Bits

This Australian artist posts illustrations to celebrate “the bits and shapes we’re told to hide”. Period-positive, body-positive and just really cute, these illustrations will cheer up any Insta feed.

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2. Clue

Clue is a period tracking app and an encyclopedia of informative articles on menstrual and reproductive health. On Instagram, they share some of the lastest scientific research in a way that’s informative and easy to understand.

3. Bloody Good Period

Bloody Good Period provide menstrual supplies for asylum seekers, refugees & those who can’t afford them by collecting donations and distributing via drop-in centres and food banks across the UK. On social media they’re opening up conversations by posting reminders that periods are natural, NOT shameful.

4. Menstrugram

This Berlin-based art project is a “rebellion against the taboo”. The photographs are all of menstrual blood, which – being really honest – I found quite shocking at first. This made me realise I’d never ever seen an image of real period blood before, and proves the entire point of the project.

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5. BLOB.gram

Feeling tired of the ‘empowered’ and ‘positive’ period campaigns they kept seeing, menstrual and sexual health specialists Terri & Lily created BLOB – a space to acknowledge that periods can have a negative side too. Their Instagram is a joyful feed of frank, honest and inclusive info on periods, menstrual and sexual health.


Am I missing something? Who would you add to this list? Leave a comment if you have any suggestions, and make sure you’re following Girls’ Globe on Instagram too!

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Category: Health    Menstrual Health    Social Media
Tagged with: body positivity    Instagram    menstruation matters    period positive    Periods    Stigma    taboos

Eleanor Gall

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Eleanor is a researcher, writer, activist and Editor-in-Chief of Girls' Globe. She's passionate about human rights and believes in the power of storytelling to create change. Eleanor has a MA in English Literature and is currently completing an MSc in Gender Studies, with a focus on reproductive health and rights. Her writing has been published by national and international media outlets.

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    Theresa Angela

    Thank you for this post! I think its awesome to see period positive posts! Women shouldn’t have to feel ashamed of something that is natural and normal, yet we still have stigma around menstration. We are told we need to keep it a secret, even from our boyfriends. This message creates shame for something we shouldn’t be ashamed of. Thank you!

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    Check out jeevika.org supporting women in rural India to make and sell eco sanitary pads, as well as educate women about menstruation.

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