Have a uterus? You need to watch this video
"Every single woman has an embarrassing period story."
That's one of the first things Thinx CEO Miki Agrawal says in the introduction of The Week, a 15-minute mini-documentary produced by the company known for its functional and sexy period underwear.
And it's so true, no matter your ethnicity or culture.
But even with our common connection, talking about periods is still taboo in many parts of the world — and women in some countries are even cast out of their homes during menstruation.
"What's so sad about people being shamed for getting their periods and how the female body works is that none of us would be here if it weren't for how the female body works," Jackie Tohn said in the video. "So that that is sort of a shaming as opposed to a celebration is just mind-boggling and baffling."
In the film, Agrawal and famous women — including Tohn, actress Sophia Bush and model Joy Bryant — share their own awkward period stories. Then, the Thinx CEO offers a history on periods, along with tips on how to end stigma in our daily lives — and why it matters.
"It's all so technical and creepy the way they talk to us about [periods]," Bush says in the video, "that the lining of the uterine walls is sloughing," she said. "That's... gorgeous."
It's a must-watch, no matter your age.