"The Shame of Menstruating" - Menstrual Hygiene Day

~Today Is Menstrual Hygiene Day~ "The Shame of Menstruating" I remember my first period. I was fourteen years old and it was just before Easter. I actually remember feeling excited. My grandmother sent me a tree of life necklace shortly thereafter – she sent one to each of us. She wanted us to remember that our periods were a symbol of the beautiful power of the female body. The tree symbolized the female power to create and sustain life. My mother told us that our periods were our “power time,” and encouraged us to see them as a gift rather than a burden. Yet, I can say with confidence that my experience was pretty unique. Most girls around the world are not encouraged to talk publically ab

Huffington Post Features Celeste's "9 Simple Ways To..."

Days for Girls pioneer Celeste Mergens wrote a piece for Huffington Post's 10 year anniversary, helping them look ahead to the next 10 years of global change. The Huff Post's Next 10 Challenge looks forward into the future, highlighting "causes where we believe meaningful strides can be made in the coming decade." We're celebrating DfG's place on the list of honored organizations, all of whom are paving the way for positive change around the globe! Read Celeste's post here: "9 Simple Ways Sustainable Feminine Hygiene Solutions Shift the World." We're thankful for the part you've played in serving women and girls all over the world. Are our platform grows, we never forget the individuals who

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