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  • Writer's pictureTina Dierna

Period Power! STORIES coming soon!

We are excited to be partnering with TMI Project!

Menstruation has long been seen as the ultimate “TMI” topic.

Do you want to break the silence, shatter taboos, and empower young advocates and activists to build a world where menstruation is no longer a barrier to education, opportunity, or dignity? Support Period Power! Stories today and be a part of this transformative movement.

Period Power! Stories, a TMI Project storytelling program with youth-activists from Kingston High School’s Period Power! club, will empower students to craft candid, true narratives to destigmatize menstruation through a series of TMI Project storytelling workshops.

The culminating content - a live storytelling performance, video collection, podcast, and book - will be utilized to fight period poverty, and serve as a blueprint for schools across the country to do the same.

I come from a family of a single mom with four kids. She

was trying to support us by cleaning on the side. I didn’t want to tell her I got my period because I was nervous products would just be another expense out of her paycheck. I was ashamed. I felt like I would be an added burden on her.

- Becky Hansen, Period Power! Past Advisor

I was 9 years-old and in 4th grade when I got my first period. I lived at my dad’s. I was scared. I thought I was dying. I thought I had cancer or something was wrong with me and that my whole body was just shutting down. I had no support system, no education. I couldn’t really

express my emotions to anyone. I felt ashamed and like I had to hide it.

- Xyajah, Period Power! member

They still separate the boys and the girls. That’s a problem. It’s just basic education. Isn’t that what we all go to school for?

- Makayla, Period Power! member

The products the school provides look like they're from the 1970s. I called the manufacturing company to find out what they are made of and they said they weren't at liberty to disclose that information. How can we be expected to put something in our body if we don't even know what it is?

- Katie, Period Power! member

We surveyed our students, and realized many didn’t have access to products. Some don’t come to school because they don’t have access. It’s not just impacting their grades, but their mental health.

- Tina, Period Power! club advisor

Planned Schedule:

10/17 Session 1: Setting up the Space, Welcome/Intro + Characteristics of a TMI Story 10/24 Session 2: Story Development: The Mind Map

11/07 Session 3/4: Story Development: The Hot Spot and The Story Circle

11/14 Session 5/6: Field Trip Day (8:30am-2pm)! Participants Write their First Draft And Read thru of Participant’s Unedited Stories Period Power! Club Breakfast 8:30-10 AM

11/21 Session 7: Editing (participants have off)

11/28 Session 8: Editing (participants have off)

11/30 Session 9: Read Thru - Participant’s Edited Stories

12/05 Session 10: Tech/Dress Rehearsal

Performance To Be Announced!

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