In 21 tweets: Women tell their first period experience – and it’s so relatable


To celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day in 2019, women on Twitter started a beautiful trend, in which they told their first period stories – and we still love it. 

According to Medicine Net the average age for a girl to get her first period is 12. Most of the women on the tread concurred with this and shared stories – which were, for the most part, more positive than one would think.

READ MORE: People who bleed every month finally have zero-rated (and free) sanitary products, but this is not yet the end of #PeriodPoverty 

Only a few women mentioned what most of us would have probably had – an embarrassing experience.

Here are 21 of our favourite tweets from the empowering hashtag.

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