With a sense of urgency, I realized that there was a whole generation whose stories would never be told unless someone did something. And so, for the sake of posterity, I decided to commit social suicide and starting asking about first periods. Although my questions made some women cringe, the replies made it all worthwhile. With each new story, I felt that I had stumbled upon buried treasure that deserved to be shared. Thus began My Little Red Book. --Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
This is a book about first periods. It's also a book about the universality and connectedness of women, and also about the diversity and uniqueness among us. One thing is for sure- we each have a first period story.
I'm inspired by the author, an 18-year-old who collected these stories. I'm even more inspired that funds from the book's sale will go to helping girls in Africa stay in school by providing them the necessary sanitary supplies, water, education and private toilets.
Esme turned me on to this book, and I'm very grateful. When the time is right, I'm going to recommend it to my niece. And maybe I'll share my first period story.