Skinner remains hopeful of shifting the narrative surrounding

With over half of American women in a 2023 poll stating that they’ve felt embarrassed about their period at some point, it is no surprise that there is a lack of discourse on menstrual cycle advocacy in governments across the country.

California State Senator, Legislative Women’s Caucus Chair, and menstrual product advocate, Nancy Skinner describes the narrative of shame that permeates the attitudes of both men and women alike regarding menstruation, stating, “In typical fashion, we as women are still hiding our periods, or some kind of shame, when it is a basic biological function. We should get out of the closet — there should be no shame, there should be no hiding.”

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