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FEELING MY FLO

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Recommended age 8-12
10 minutes
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Feeling my Flo is a podcast that deals with menstruation talk over the course of 21 short episodes. To start off, it is produced gorgeously so the podcast really feels like a natural conversation. Credits to the lead producer, Cedric Wilson. Plus, the sound design, by Kojin Tashiro, is interesting to hear - especially the intro song. FFeeling My Flo is definitely worth giving a listen.

Feeling My Flo answers questions and concerns about people all across the gender spectrum that experience menstruation. This inclusivity is important as everyone deserves to be properly educated and prepared for such a big change in their life. Essentially, the goal of this podcast ventures deeper than just schooling teenagers on what's going on in their bodies; the creators try to normalize menstruation talk. Away with period shame!

While the production of the podcast is extremely important, the most attractive feature of Feeling My Flo is its ability to freely discuss all the variables that affect periods. This is not to say the production is anything less than phenomenal; it most certainly is. The episode where they highlight the ways eating disorders hurt your menstrual health is particularly memorable, as Annie goes into detail about her experiences. This episode should be viewed with an adult, as the content can be triggering. Overall, Feel the Flo is the perfect way to teach young people how to deal with their periods.

The message behind Feeling My Flo is to never be ashamed of the most natural thing your body can do - menstruation! A beautiful lesson every child should learn.

I rate Feeling My Flo 5 out of 5 stars and recommend this podcast for ages 8 through 16. You can find this awesome podcast online now at TRAX: https://www.trax.fm/feeling-my-flo

Reviewed by Joshitha B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14

I wish I had been exposed to a podcast like Feeling My Flo when I started my period! Young girls are told to just deal with, endure and stay silent. The stigma surrounding the menstruation cycle is heavy, and this is just the podcast for all the menstruators fighting the battle with this natural entity.

Feeling My Flo is an educational podcast hosted by Kamilah Kashanie that talks about how "menstruation is an event that happens to all types of bodies." In this 20 episode series, Kamilah speaks to menstruators of all kinds. Whether they are 10 years old and just beginning this journey or a transgender man. We learn about the innovative period projects that exist to destigmatize menstruation such as the period emoji, tampon run and even an educational comic book made in India. We learn about how menstruation can affect a woman travelling to space, be viewed differently throughout generations of women, and can affect the relationship between a father and daughter. There are even certified healthcare professionals giving their expert advice on the different stages of a period and how normal all of it is.

As a menstruator myself, I am thoroughly shocked at some of the facts that I hear in this podcast. NASA scientists thought that Sally Ride, the first American woman to go to space, would need 100 tampons for a week in space. But facts like that only make Feeling My Flo stand out from other forms of education on menstruation. I love that it includes the experiences of many types of people who get their periods and sheds a light on all of the embarrassing moments that all of us have definitely experienced. I love how concise yet detailed the script for this podcast is. In a short 20 episode run of about 10 minutes per episode, this podcast covers almost everything you may need to know about periods and the media surrounding them. If I could, I would make my 11-year-old self listen to this podcast when she started crying after her first period, because maybe then she would realize how normal what she is going through is. Kamilah Kashanie is an excellent host and an eloquent speaker. She really has a strong presence in her voice, and I am beyond excited to hear her future podcasts.

For all of the young girls and boys out there who don't understand the tumultuous world of the menstrual cycle, whether you will be or are experiencing it (or not), this podcast explains how all of it is normal and that there is nothing to be ashamed of. This podcast promotes starting a conversation whether that is with your parents, friends, or doctors. And not fully loving your period and accepting it for what it is, is completely okay. You are allowed to not be okay, to be in pain and take it easy for a few days.

I rate this podcast an easy 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to kids ages 9 to 18. I will probably also recommend it to my high school and middle school health teachers as well. You can listen to Feeling My Flo on Trax at https://www.trax.fm/feeling-my-flo

Why a period is so much more than punctuation. Feeling My Flo is a reported podcast where menstruation is an event that happens to all types of bodies. The show features menstruators who identify all along the gender spectrum and is geared toward young people eager for information and community as they experience one of the most transformative changes in their lives. In addition to centering the stories of menstruators from a broad swath of cultural and economic backgrounds, the podcast offers reliable and actionable information about the changes that occur when people menstruate. Feeling My Flo is produced by Lantigua Williams & Co.
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