Daria and her flatmates throw themselves a belated period party to make up for the all the times they kept it to themselves. “My school made it very ‘this is your own problem to deal with, here is all the information you need. Don’t tell anyone, you know what to do now.’ So when I got my period I felt like I had to conquer it on my own.”

First Blood is a series where women from different backgrounds revisit the arrival of their first period, and share what they’ve realised since.

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