Piece Comment

Review of First Menstruation Stories

It's brave of the young woman who put this together to tell her story, but this piece can use some editing (I counted 5 uses of the term "rough terrain" in one of the stories). If the rights to this piece allow you to cut it, I recommend using it. It's frank (though it's clear an adult went through the final mix and kept it from being too potentially offensive) and doesn't mythologize the event; which is refreshingly post-feminist. It's also refreshing to hear these stories related by women of an age not too far removed from the event they're discussing.