Welcome to Your Period by Yumi Stynes, Melissa Kang and Jennifer Latham
Yumi Stynes is right when she says that ‘ Dolly Doctor’ was once the only place to which you could turn for honest advice on bodies and your periods. Thankfully, finally, we’re starting to see greater awareness of menstruation – this book comes hot on the heels of the Victorian Women’s Trust’s self-published success About Bloody Time, by Karen Pickering and Jane Bennett.
Welcome to Your Period is light, cute and very easy to read and navigate. It covers all the basics of bleeding for beginners, and is broken up by Dolly Doctor style Q&A panels and personal anecdotes, which bring a range of experiences to the page. Although some of the more complicated issues are dealt with only briefly, overall this is a welcome, positive introduction to anybody who might be about to experience their first period. Welcome to Your Period is the period pocketbook filled with the kind of frank, practical advice your older bestie might offer, and will help hundreds of teens demystify and normalise their experience.