As I write this article, I’m thinking that I should change the word ‘period’ to ‘time of the month’ or ‘menstruation’ or something ‘less offensive’ – and then I think, ‘wait – why is it offensive?!’

Literally half the population have their period or have had it during their lives – it’s a very natural thing that plays an immense role in the reproduction of this planet – so what’s with all the ‘ick?’

One woman is changing all that by putting period-shaming to bed once and for all.

Kiran Gandhi, who is drummer for the band M.I.A decided she would run the London marathon during her period – with no tampon or pad.

According to Kiran, her goal was to send a message against period-shaming and take a stand for women around the globe who don’t have access to menstruation products or who have to hide their period, like it doesn’t exist.

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Unsurprisingly, the reaction on social media has been mixed, but mostly supportive!

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You go, girl!

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