I was delighted to discover your Web site today, and I plan to revisit soon.
About Instead -- I was thrilled to see it advertised (it IS available on the East Coast), and couldn't wait to try it. Boy, was I disappointed! First of all, it leaked. Secondly, I had a lot of trouble getting it out (and yes, it was quite messy), and was able to do so only with the help of a rubber glove, which provided a better grip. It was too slippery otherwise. I must add that I am a nurse practitioner in women's health care, and therefore have a lot of experience with fitting women with diaphragms, so I am certainly experienced in the necessary technique.
This dates from from 1950 or 1951, when I was in eighth grade. I was in Home Economics class (all girls, of course) when our teacher said that she had overheard something very bad: a girl was telling a boy she couldn't go somewhere because she had cramps.
"You should never mention cramps to boys," she warned us.
Has anyone ever spoken to you about including an ode to the famous Judy Blume book "Are You There, God, It's Me, Margaret?" on your Web site? [No.]
For many young women my age (especially those of us with parents too squeamish to discuss the dreaded menses), this book gave us our first lessons in the triumphs and travails of menstruation. (Not to mention chants every girl must recite in order to fill out her bra -- "we must, we must, we must increase our bust.") I'd be happy to write it if you are interested [yes!]. . . you at least should read the book if you haven't yet [I have, and I also saw Judy Blume read part of it on the video Under Wraps, which Canadian television showed last spring; you can buy the video. She started to cry during her reading . . . .]
And you have a great Web site! My co-worker and I were howling in laughter all afternoon! [Hey, what's so funny??] We can't wait to see the real thing.
I am creating a show on menstruation and menopause, and looking for work in all media. It can be from a spiritual, cultural, personal, or historical perspective.
The show runs 9 - 19 April 1998 at the Pentucket Arts Center, Haverhill, Massachusetts (U.S.A.).
As soon as you can, contact Amy Shutt, Bradford College, Box 511, Bradford, MA 01835 (U.S.A.). Phone: (978) 469-1323, or e-mail: email@example.com
I need your work or proposals as soon as possible!
Hi, I'm a student from Australia trying to contact some feminist artists who use menstrual blood as a medium - are you able to help me out? It would be much appreciated.
laura : firstname.lastname@example.org