56 episodes

Period Story is a podcast that features Le'Nise Brothers, a nutritionist @eatlovemove, having conversations about periods, breaking taboos and getting behind the menstrual health myths that hold us back.
Each episode features a notable and interesting woman talking about her first period, the way she learned about periods and menstrual health, what she knows now that she wishes she knew back then and everything in between.

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Period Story Le'Nise Brothers

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Period Story is a podcast that features Le'Nise Brothers, a nutritionist @eatlovemove, having conversations about periods, breaking taboos and getting behind the menstrual health myths that hold us back.
Each episode features a notable and interesting woman talking about her first period, the way she learned about periods and menstrual health, what she knows now that she wishes she knew back then and everything in between.

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    Kerrie-Anne Bradley: Try To Match The Amount of Movement You Do With Where You're At In Your Menstrual Cycle

    Kerrie-Anne Bradley: Try To Match The Amount of Movement You Do With Where You're At In Your Menstrual Cycle

    On today’s episode of Period Story, I’m so pleased to share my conversation with Kerrie-Anne Bradley, a Pilates teacher, founder of Pilates At Your Desk, and author of Move More At Your Desk. A self-confessed ex-sloucher, her mission is to get us all moving more during the working day, in simple ways, so that we feel better in our bodies and minds. She’s so passionate about movement and splits her time working with individuals, groups and businesses globally. 
    Kerrie-Anne and I had a great conversation about exercise and movement around the menstrual cycle, the process of writing a book and of course, the story of her very first period!
    Thank you, Kerrie-Anne!
    P.S. Kerrie-Anne has kindly offered listeners the first month of Move At Your Desk free with the code MAYDHAPPY! 
    A transcript is available on www.periodstorypod.com
    Get in touch:
    Tweet and IG @periodstorypod
    Email 
    periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Get in touch with Kerrie-Anne:
    Website
    Move at Your Desk membership
    The Move More at Your Desk book
    Instagram

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    • 44 min
    Rachel Burgess: You’ve Got To Create The Life You Want To Live

    Rachel Burgess: You’ve Got To Create The Life You Want To Live

    On today’s episode of Period Story, I’m so pleased to share my conversation with Rachel Burgess, the owner of the Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique, which she opened 10 years ago to celebrate handmade Welsh bridal wear and accessories. 
    Rachel is truly inspiring and I'm so grateful that she opened up and shared her story. After a routine scan to follow up from a hip operation when she was 22, the results found that there was a cyst making a home on Rachel's right ovary, which was surgically removed. In 2018, after another routine check up on the remaining left ovary it was clear that another cyst was forming so that too was removed, leaving Rachel with 30% of a working ovary. Rachel just had her first period in five years and we talk about this and her evolving view of womanhood, post-surgery. And of course, Rachel shared the story of her first period. 
    Thank you, Rachel!
    A transcript is available on www.periodstorypod.com
    Get in touch:
    Tweet and IG @periodstorypod
    Email 
    periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Get in touch with Rachel:
    Website
    Instagram

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    • 36 min
    Julie McClure: We Need To Open Up A Dialogue About Hormone Health

    Julie McClure: We Need To Open Up A Dialogue About Hormone Health

    On today’s episode of Period Story, I’m so pleased to share my conversation with Julie McClure, a clean and clear living expert and the founder and CEO of Hello Me, a wellness & beauty brand empowering women to take back control of their hormones and return to being the best version of themselves.
    Julie and I had a great conversation about what inspired her to start her company, her healing journey through breast cancer and medical menopause and of course, the story of her very first period!
    Thank you, Julie!
    P.S. Julie has kindly offered listeners 20% off Hello Me products with the code PERIODSTORY20! 
    A transcript is available on www.periodstorypod.com
    Get in touch:
    Tweet and IG @periodstorypod
    Email 
    periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Get in touch with Julie:
    Website
    Instagram

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    • 42 min
    MaryEllen Reider: The Ultimate Form of Self-Care Is To Take Care of Your Health

    MaryEllen Reider: The Ultimate Form of Self-Care Is To Take Care of Your Health

    On today’s episode of Period Story, I had a very interesting and eye-opening conversation with MaryEllen Reider, the co-director of Yarlap, a wellness device to treat urinary incontinence and improve pelvic floor health.
    We talked about the prevalence of urinary incontinence (did you know this affects 1 in 4 women!?!), the need for better pelvic health education and of course, MaryEllen’s first period story. Listen to hear how MaryEllen’s dad helped her understand what was happening and how he bought her first menstrual products. 
    Thank you, MaryEllen!
    A transcript is available on www.periodstorypod.com
    Get in touch:
    Tweet and IG @periodstorypod
    Email 
    periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Get in touch with MaryEllen:
    Website
    Instagram

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    • 49 min
    Period Story Replay! Amy Peake: I Want More Girls and Women To Rise Up and Realise Their Power

    Period Story Replay! Amy Peake: I Want More Girls and Women To Rise Up and Realise Their Power

    I wanted to bring back this episode of Period Story with Amy Peake, the founder of the charity Loving Humanity. Amy founded the charity in 2014 with the aim of helping women in war zones by alleviating the health problems associated with a lack of good quality and affordable menstrual pads. Since then, her work has helped to restore dignity and create social uplift for thousands of women in some of the most war-ravaged parts of the world. And crucially, it has allowed thousands of menstruating girls who would not normally have access to school to receive an education.
    Amy and I had a wonderful conversation about the cultural impact of menstruation, disposable vs reusable menstrual pads, how Amy has been educating herself about her menstrual cycle and hormones and of course, Amy also shared the story of her first period.
    We talked about Amy’s charity Loving Humanity and the powerful work it is doing in Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe to make and distribute menstrual pads and nappies to women and girls. Amy shares the story of what inspired her to start this charity and shares some of ways the charity has been able to empower women through employment, menstrual health education and support.
    We had a very candid discussion about the impact access to menstrual pads can have on girls and their ability to stay in education. Amy also talked about disposable vs reusable menstrual pads and how access to water and lack of privacy makes reusables mostly a non-starter.
    Today’s show was recorded in 2020, so please visit the Loving Humanity website for the most up to date information about the brilliant work Amy and the charity are currently doing. 
    Amy says that she feels passionate about what she does because she wants women and girls to rise up and realise their power 💪🏽
    Tweet and IG @periodstorypod
    Email 
    periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Get in touch with Amy:
    Website
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Facebook


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    • 47 min
    Natasha Richardson: PMS Is A Hypermedicalisation of A Perfectly Natural Phase

    Natasha Richardson: PMS Is A Hypermedicalisation of A Perfectly Natural Phase

    I had a fantastic conversation with Natasha Richardson, the medical herbalist and women’s health expert on today’s show. 
    After having struggled with debilitating period pain for years, Natasha discovered how natural remedies could help but was disappointed by how difficult they were to acquire. As a result, she launched her own line of products called Forage Botanicals. 
    Natasha is an advocate for embodiment and normalising menstruation, birth and menopause. Inspired by her feminist proclivities she has researched the history of how products surrounding women’s health have affected how we relate to our bodies and the inner sexist beliefs we hold against ourselves and each other. 
    Natasha and I talked about PMS and how a perfectly natural phase of our menstrual cycle has been hypermedicalised, PMDD, how to manage and reduce period pain and of course, the story of her first period.
    Thank you, Natasha!
    A transcript is available on www.periodstorypod.com
    Get in touch:
    Tweet and IG @periodstorypod
    Email 
    periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Get in touch with Natasha:
    Website
    Email
    Instagram

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Esther Zimmer ,

Powerful stories for every woman

Le’Nise has created a fabulous format for sharing information every woman should have access to with Period Story. By embracing the power of storytelling, Le’Nise engages with and educates others in a way that reminds us that a topic that’s still often considered taboo, is ultimately a very human story.

Through her warm approach and skilled interviewing style, Le’Nise has encouraged woman from all walks of life to share the story of their first period and what they’ve learnt about their body and her natural rhythms in the years since. Every story is unique and yet, each one leaves you with that distinct, “I’m not alone” feeling.

Period Story is an amazing way to learn not only about menstrual health, but also about each other. It also busts some myths and misconceptions and has certainly prompted me to have more conversations about both menstruation and menopause with my family and friends. Period Story is a compelling way to learn because you do so through other women’s experiences and the deep knowledge Le’Nise so willingly shares. A must-listen for every woman, no matter what your age or walk of life.

tash2467 ,

Love this!

This is a great podcast! I love how open all the guests are and how the host really allows them to tell their stories and experiences without too much interruption! Makes for really nice, easy and informative listening, keep the episodes coming 😊❤️

Foodiequeen19 ,

Review

This podcast normalises talking about menstrutation - which half the world experiences. Until recently, talking about periods and menopause and female hormones was taboo. Podcasts like this make this topic accessible and shares the huge diversity in experiences in learning about periods and the cycle.

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