My first period - Anne

The summer going into fourth grade was full of momentous occasions.  Namely, my grandparents had their 50th wedding anniversary and to celebrate, they took our family on a tropical cruise to Mexico.  It was our family’s first time out of the country, and it was truly a vacation to remember.  After the flight back home, my stomach was in knots.  ...
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POVERTY, CANCER, AND TAMPONS - a personal, true story

Leaving an abusive lifestyle is challenging and almost impossible to comprehend. I had a beautiful home, 2 children, went on vacations and it was the perfect American Dream but the inside was filled with deception, drugs, cheating, lies, abuse and hate. I never knew I was being abused. I never had black eyes; I was never hospitalized or chained ...
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My first period, Danika

I just googled “When do most girls get their first periods?” The answer was 12. So my body was totally on target. And while I feel pretty solid about that now, unfortunately, at the time, that information wouldn’t have helped a bit. I could list about a hundred reasons why I was so upset, but here are just a few. Top 3 reasons getting my period...
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