24 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

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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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    Sarah Greenidge - Think Of Your Health Literacy Like A Core Skill

    Sarah Greenidge - Think Of Your Health Literacy Like A Core Skill

    Welcome to season 3 of the Period Story podcast. I'm so pleased to start the new season with Sarah Greenidge, the founder of WellSpoken.
    We had a wide ranging conversation about tracking menstrual cycles and symptoms, the important of credible content in the health and wellbeing sector, the value of anecdotal evidence and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the wellbeing sector. Sarah discussed the launch of the WellSpoken diversity charter. And of course, Sarah shared the story of her first period!
    Sarah shares the very vivid memory of her first period, her shock, overwhelm and shame. She talks about how these feelings changed as she went into high school and having a period became an empowering thing.
    Listen to hear what triggered Sarah to learn more about her period and start tracking her menstrual cycle. She says that become knowledgeable about her body has made her more cognisant of how others could be feeling.
    Sarah talks about her periods in lockdown and how she saw a shift from what’s normal for her. In the episode, Sarah goes into detail into the symptoms she tracks (with a massive Excel spreadsheet!) and the cues she pays attention to that tell her period is about to start. Listen to hear her top tips on how to start tracking your menstrual cycle. 
    We talk about why Sarah founded her company, WellSpoken and the importance of health literacy. Sarah says that in the UK, consumer ability to understand health information and then make an informed decision is quite low. 
    We talk about the importance of diversity in wellness and the health implications of lack of diversity in wellness. Sarah says that race and discrimination play a part in the way people can receive health information and how and if they seek help. Go to the link below to find out more about the diversity charter, which asks brands to commit to improving diversity in the wellness industry.
    Sarah says that we need to think of health literacy as a core skill so that we can more informed decisions about our health. I completely agree!
    Get in touch 
    Tweet and IG: @periodstorypod
    Email periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Show notes and transcripts can be found at www.periodstorypod.com
    Get in touch with Sarah: 
    Website: www.wearewellspoken.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/wellspokenmark
    Diversity in Wellness Charter: https://www.wellnessdiversitycharter.com/signup

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    • 54 min
    Valentina Milanova: Imposter Syndrome Keeps You Humble

    Valentina Milanova: Imposter Syndrome Keeps You Humble

    On today's episode, I was so pleased to speak with Valentina Milanova, the founder of Daye, the women's healthcare brand. We had a wide ranging discussion talking about period pain, the role of CBD and the endocannabinoid system, female entrepreneurship and of course, Valentina shared her own period story.

    Valentina shared the story of getting her period at just 9 years old. Listen to hear why she hid her period for a year and what happened when she told her father.

    The gender pain gap is a very real issue and Valentina talked about the debilitating cramps she used to experience, which caused her to miss school and have difficulty concentrating.

    Valentina talks about what inspired her to start her company, Daye. She says that the idea that menstruation could be made easier was always in the back of her mind. She came up with resistance but persevered, making the first tampons herself on a 3D printer and injecting the CBD extract with a syringe.

    Valentina talks about the benefits of CBD and the effects it’s had on her period pain. She says it’s made a massive impact on her productivity and her happiness levels and says that she no longer dreads her period.

    Finally, we had an interesting discussion about female entrepreneurship. Valentina says that you need to be comfortable making a fool of yourself and making mistakes. She says that imposter syndrome keeps you humble. I agree!

    et in touch
    Tweet and IG: @periodstorypod
    Email periodstorypod@gmail.com

    Show notes and transcripts can be found at http://www.periodstorypod.com

    Get in touch with Valentina:
    Website: https://www.yourdaye.com
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/meetdaye
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/meetdaye
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/meetdaye
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    • 35 min
    Elaine dela Cruz: Start Having Uncomfortable Conversations

    Elaine dela Cruz: Start Having Uncomfortable Conversations

    On today’s episode of Period Story podcast, I spoke with Elaine dela Cruz, the co-founder of Project 23, a culture and performance consultancy. Elaine and I had a great conversation about teaching her daughters about periods, how culture affected how she learnt about periods and sex and of course, her first period.

    Elaine shares the memory of getting her period during a much anticipated family vacation and how she cringed at the way her mum and aunties were discussing it.

    Elaine talks about how culture likely affected the way she learned about sex and period, saying that her family was not one to talk about these things. She says that she learned from this experience and it made her want to be more informed for the conversation with her daughters.

    We talk about being laissez-faire about periods in your 20s, the change that can happen after childbirth and what happens when you ovulate.

    Listen to hear what happens when Elaine decides to have the first conversation about periods with her daughters and why she had to have a re-do! She says these conversations made her more open about her period.

    Elaine says it’s so important for us to have uncomfortable conversations and if we push the conversation and push through the discomfort, we’ll get to the other side and learn and connect in a different way. I completely agree!

    Get in touch
    Tweet and IG: @periodstorypod
    Email periodstorypod@gmail.com

    Show notes and transcripts can be found at http://www.periodstorypod.com

    Get in touch with Elaine:
    Website: https://www.project23works.com
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    • 47 min
    Katy Lindemann: I Really Wish I Had Paid More Attention To My Cycles When I Was Younger

    Katy Lindemann: I Really Wish I Had Paid More Attention To My Cycles When I Was Younger

    On today’s episode of Period Story podcast, I’m very happy to share a very candid conversation with Katy Lindemann, the founder of Uber Barrens Club. Katy is a writer and patient advocate in addition to her day job as a digital strategist.

    Katy shared her journey through infertility and pregnancy loss, what she learned about her body, her inspiration for Uber Barrens Club and of course, the story of her first period.

    Katy talks about reading the fabulous Judy Bloom book, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret? as a period rite of passage. She also shares the moment at the school gate that prompted her mum to make sure she understood the birds and bees 😄

    Katy says that she went on the pill because she wanted to control her period and talks about what prompted her to eventually come off the pill and get diagnosed with lean PCOS.

    We had a very candid discussion about what this diagnosis meant for her fertility journey at the time, what happened next and why Katy wishes she had paid more attention to her menstrual cycles when she was younger.

    Katy says that she started Uber Barrens Club because she only ever saw one narrative of infertility, after people have been successful. She says that she wanted to write a different story and take back the word barren, reclaim it and make this silent sisterhood more visible.

    Katy says that you don’t have to do this alone. She believes we should reach out, read up, learn about our bodies and not be afraid to ask questions. I love that!

    Get in touch
    Tweet and IG: @periodstorypod
    Email periodstorypod@gmail.com

    Show notes and transcripts can be found at http://www.periodstorypod.com

    Get in touch with Katy:
    Website: https://uberbarrens.club/
    Share Your Story: https://uberbarrens.club/share
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/uberbarrensclub
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/uberbarrensclub
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    • 49 min
    Estelle Bingham: Choose To Listen To Yourself, Gently and Lovingly

    Estelle Bingham: Choose To Listen To Yourself, Gently and Lovingly

    On today's episode of Period Story podcast, I had the pleasure of sharing a wonderful conversation I had with Estelle Bingham last week. Estelle is a healer and psychic, as well as a former travel presenter for Lonely Planet.

    Estelle and I had a wonderful conversation (her words gave me chills at one point!) about intuition, the importance of boundaries, what manifestation actually is, connecting with the cycles of the moon and of course, the story of Estelle’s first period.

    Estelle says that she was very excited for her first period. She talks about the two truths that many of us continue to hold about menstruation: the internal excitement of being part of something bigger and general negativity that society gives menstruation, calling it ‘the curse’.

    Estelle says it’s so important that we understand our menstrual cycle so that we can recognise and listen to the internal workings of who we are. She says this part of us gets really demonised and that we need to be kind and find a way to come back to ourselves.

    Estelle talked about her experience as a travel presenter and how she felt her period never got into the way or held her back when she was doing things like trekking up K2, climbing down the Karijini Gorges in Australia or speaking to Kenyan tribes. She says it was really empowering not to feel like she had to worry about her period.

    Listen to hear Estelle talk about how to notice the connection between our menstrual cycle and the moon cycle. She says that we start to notice how we can feel during full moons and where we’re at in our menstrual cycle. She talks about the effects last Thursday’s super moon in Scorpio may have had on some of us.

    I asked Estelle about manifestation, this word I see thrown around a lot and she broke it down in a practical way, saying that you can put things out there, but you also have to show up to those things everyday and do the work.

    Estelle says that we should choose to listen to ourselves, gently and lovingly so that we are able to love ourselves more and come home to ourselves. I love that!

    Get in touch
    Tweet and IG: @periodstorypod
    Email periodstorypod@gmail.com

    Show notes and transcripts can be found at http://www.periodstorypod.com

    Get in touch with Estelle:
    Website: http://www.estellebingham.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/estelle.bingham
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    • 44 min
    Amy Peake: I Want More Girls and Women To Rise Up And Realise Their Power

    Amy Peake: I Want More Girls and Women To Rise Up And Realise Their Power

    On today's episode of Period Story podcast, I’m so pleased to share my conversation with Amy Peake, the founder of the charity Loving Humanity, which she founded 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, 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.

    Amy shares what made her decide to come off the pill and the changes she’s seen in her body. She says having a period without any pain was a revelation!

    Amy talks about the importance of menstrual health education and awareness and the impact this is having on her 3 daughters and also how this extends to Loving Humanity.

    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.

    Amy says that she feels passionate about what she does because she wants women and girls to rise up and realise their power 💪🏽

    Get in touch
    Tweet and IG: @periodstorypod
    Email periodstorypod@gmail.com

    Show notes and transcripts can be found at http://www.periodstorypod.com

    Get in touch with Amy:
    Website: http://lovinghumanity.org.uk/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loving_humanity
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Loving_Humanity
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LovingHumanityUK
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    • 45 min

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shecanshedid ,

Such an interesting topic!

I really appreciate that Le’Nise is on a mission to normalise the conversation around women’s periods and remove the stigma associated with the topic. I thoroughly enjoyed our chat and look forward to listening to future episodes. Thank you for inviting me on! Fi x

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