85 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 • 15 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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Maya Oppenheim: Find A Way To Shine A Light On Injustice

    Maya Oppenheim: Find A Way To Shine A Light On Injustice

    My guest on today’s episode of Period Story is Maya Oppenheim, the Women’s Correspondent at the Independent, which is the only role like this at a UK news outlet. 
    In this episode, Maya shares: 

    How she pitched and landed her role as the first Women’s Correspondent at a UK news outlet, where she writes stories from a women’s and gender angle The range of topics she covers in this role, including domestic abuse, abortion rights, childcare, poverty, periods, the criminal justice system The story she’s most proud of - ‘The Murky Online World of Andrew T*te and Pick Up Artists’ and the troubling, misogynistic content she uncovered in her investigation The trolling she receives online and the topics that tend to result in the most angry responsesThe inspiration for her first book, The Pocket Guide To The Patriarchy And of course, the story of her first period
    Maya says that the way that each person chooses to shine a light on injustice will be different, but it’s important, whatever it is that you want to do, to do something to try to make the world a better place.
    Thank you, Maya! 
    A transcript is available on www.periodstorypod.com
    Get in touch:
    Tweet and IG @periodstorypod
    Email 
    periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Get in touch with Maya:
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Her book - The Pocket Guide To The Patriarchy


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    • 35 min
    Ellamae Fullalove: You Are Never Alone

    Ellamae Fullalove: You Are Never Alone

    My guest on today’s episode of Period Story is Ellamae Fullalove, the poet, founder of the shame shaking community, storytelling and events platform, Va Va Womb and MRKH advocate. 
    In this episode, Ellamae shares: 

    How not getting her first period led to a diagnosis of MRKH, a condition that affects 1 in 5,000, in which the uterus and cervix is underdeveloped or absent and the vagina is shortenedHow she was diagnosed by the specialist team at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in London The emotional side of the diagnosis and how she went from hiding it to helping others with MRKH advocate for themselves How to get an MRKH diagnosis How she’ll tackle the fertility side of MRKH, including the surrogacy campaigning work she does How she and a friend set up Vagina Fest How poetry and being creative is cathartic for her
    Ellamae says that it’s so important to find your people and support network so there’s someone you can confide in. Telling your story is important and empowering. 
    Thank you, Ellamae! 
    A transcript is available on www.periodstorypod.com
    Get in touch:
    Tweet and IG @periodstorypod
    Email 
    periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Get in touch with Ellamae:
    Instagram
    Website

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    • 49 min
    Jess Bolton: Find Someone You Trust To Talk About Your Feelings

    Jess Bolton: Find Someone You Trust To Talk About Your Feelings

    My guest on today’s episode of Period Story is Jess Bolton, the opposable thumbs behind Worried Whippet, a social media platform that is a celebration of everyday bravery through the eyes of a small dog.
    In this episode, Jess shares: 

    The symptoms and experience that led to her seeking out an ADHD diagnosis What the ADHD tax is and how it has affected her How she’s been able to use her diagnosis to positively benefit her business and the way she works Why she made an Instagram account for her dog and the amazing opportunities that have come from this How talking about her dog’s anxiety has led others to have conversations about their own mental healthWhy she focused on bravery in her first book Worried Whippet: Inspiration to be BraveHer new podcast Brave Little Podcast And of course, the story of her first period
    Jess says whatever's weighing on you, whatever feelings you're contending with, they're probably a completely appropriate response to whatever's happening around you. And the best thing you can do is find somebody you trust or somebody with authority and talk to them about it.
    Thank you, Jess! 
    A transcript is available on www.periodstorypod.com
    Get in touch:
    Tweet and IG @periodstorypod
    Email 
    periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Get in touch with Jess:
    Book - Worried Whippet: Inspiration To Be Brave
    Human Jess - Instagram 
    Worried Whippet - Instagram
    Brave Little Podcast 

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    • 38 min
    Kelly Newton: I've Sold Thousands and Thousands of Pairs of Knickers

    Kelly Newton: I've Sold Thousands and Thousands of Pairs of Knickers

    My guest on today’s episode of Period Story is Kelly Newton. Kelly is the founder and CEO of NIXI Body, a reusable leakproof underwear company. 
    In this episode, Kelly shares: 

    The embarrassment she felt when she first got her periodHow playing sports helped her deal with having endometriosis Her menopause storyThe importance of a holistic approach to keeping your pelvic floor healthy How she was able to move from being embarrassed to talking about her period to talking so openly about pelvic floors and vaginal health on TVThe impact sport and exercise has on her mental health How she started a business in her 40s and how she supports other women who are setting up businesses And of course, the story of her first period
    A transcript is available on www.periodstorypod.com
    Get in touch:
    Tweet and IG @periodstorypod
    Email 
    periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Get in touch with Kelly:
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    Facebook 
    Website
    Kelly says that if she can start a business, anyone can do it. Just ask questions, Google everything and go on courses!
    Thank you, Kelly! 

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    • 54 min
    Amaia Arranz: Menstrual Cups Are The Most Eco-Friendly Period Product

    Amaia Arranz: Menstrual Cups Are The Most Eco-Friendly Period Product

    My guest on today’s episode of Period Story is Amaia Arranz. Amaia is the CEO of Ruby Cup, an award-winning social business that works to combat period poverty around the world. 
    In this episode, Amaia shares: 

    What it was like getting her period as a teenage girl in Spain in the 90s How getting her period was a combination of being a part of a VIP cool girl club with a big dose of shame attached Some of the myths she learned growing up around tampons, virginity and sexHow menstrual cups work and exactly how to use one The social mission at the heart of Ruby Cup, including their buy one, give one model How they work with their NGO partners to provide menstrual education and to ensure there are the right conditions, including clean water, to use a menstrual cup safelyAnd of course, the story of her first period
    Amaia says that if you are swimming and a wave comes, you don't argue with the wave. You have to go with the wave. So if your period is coming, get angry, get pissed off, but it's coming, why not go with it and see, maybe it's not the worst thing to have a couple of quiet days once a month with your blanket and your movies and a huge bar of chocolate. 
    Thank you, Amaia! 
    A transcript is available on www.periodstorypod.com
    Get in touch:
    Tweet and IG @periodstorypod
    Email 
    periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Get in touch with Amaia:
    Instagram
    Website
    Facebook


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    • 53 min
    Emilie Lavinia: Better Communication Leads To Better Sex

    Emilie Lavinia: Better Communication Leads To Better Sex

    My guest on today’s episode of Period Story is Emilie Lavinia. Emilie is Cosmopolitan UK’s Sex and Relationships Editor, LGBQT+ sexologist and sex educator and a UK Delegate for UN Women. 
    In this episode, Emilie shares: 

    The endocrine condition that means that she doesn’t really have periods that oftenThe difference between good and bad sex educationWhat the orgasm gap is and how women can have better orgasms (and sex!) with their partners How to instigate a conversation with your partner about how to have better sex and more pleasure How social media censorship and ‘algo speak’ is impacting the way we speak and learn about gender and sexuality Her advocacy work with UN Women And of course, the story of her first period
    Emilie says that why we need to teach people how to connect and how to speak to each other about sex so that we can have conversations with our partners about what we like, not fake orgasms, talk candidly about how we like to pleasure ourselves and then transfer that to a partnered experience.
    Thank you, Emilie! 
    A transcript is available on www.periodstorypod.com
    Get in touch:
    Tweet and IG @periodstorypod
    Email 
    periodstorypod@gmail.com
    Get in touch with Emilie:
    Instagram
    Website
    Substack

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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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