Let’s face it, periods suck. They often give you cramps; you are constantly worried about whether you’re leaking or not; and the mood swings, at least in my case, are ridiculous. Now, throw in hundreds of pupils with a few angry teachers, and you have possibly the worst possible combination of all time: periods at school.
Some of you have probably had an encounter with what I call a period catastrophe- maybe you suddenly started your period but didn’t bring any pads, or you got a stain on your trousers from where your period leaked through. Whatever happened, I’m sure you don’t want it to happen again, like, ever (please note the subtle Taylor Swift reference).
Last year (yes, here comes a story) I didn’t realise my period had started, during school, and, shock horror, I had leaked through my tights and onto my school skirt. I was completely calm and collected until I walked into my Head of Year’s office and basically fell into a heap crying (I’m blaming the hormones). Although I did get to go home early, this was a rather traumatic experience that I, needless to say, don’t particularly want to go through again.
After this, I’ve thought of a few ‘period hacks’ that help me when I am on my period at school:
I hope this helped, have a great day :)
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