READ: Girl Who Got Called ‘Gross’ For Leaving Blood Stain Encourages Everyone to End Period Shaming

Growing up, most of us women were conditioned to believe that getting blood stain, or in Filipino, a “tagos”, is one of the most humiliating things that could happen to you in public. Here’s a gentle reminder: it’s not. Menstruation is a natural process and women shouldn’t feel ashamed of it.

Just this week, Lovely Masakayan created a thread on Twitter to end period shaming. Lovely, who mentioned that she has irregular periods, shared how she was called “dirty” and “gross” by strangers, just because she accidentally left blood stain on the seat of the PUV she was riding in. Read her story below.

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Lovely powerfully spoke up for and in behalf of all women experiencing irregular periods. As of writing, her thread has been retweeted more than 5,000 times.

Stop period shaming! Let’s all end the stigma on menstruation and educate one another.

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