“They used to send you to the Queen Mother when you first saw blood. I didn’t go, but my mother did. When you went to go visit the Queen Mother they used to wash you in a river. My mother had to sit in the back of her house for a week each month. Now it is not as common in Humjibre. I used clothes when I first got my period. I didn’t tell my mother either. I will teach my daughter how to wear pads.” – Lydia, Ghana Health and Education Initiative, Community Health Worker in Humjibre, Ghana

Tara Pokras