Shreya P • New York • 17
I was in 5th grade and just learned what a period was. One morning I went to the bathroom and saw a small brown stain. In my family, no one talked about periods. My only knowledge was from school.
And so, I watched tons of videos on how to tell your parents that you got your period because I was THAT embarrassed about it. Until I had the nerve to tell my mom a few days later, I survived on toilet paper that was changed hourly :((