South Africa


My Period: Breaking the taboo, Part 1 (Video)

Caption: Image provided by the Cora Project. 

'Aunt Flo', 'Time of the Month' ... Whatever you call it, getting your period is a woman's rite of passage. Why is it that something so natural is perceived to be so taboo and embarrassing? Here women share their stories of the first time, and how it impacted their life.

Special thanks to the Cora Project.  The CORA Project (CORA) is a women-led non-profit whose mission is to support menstruators from underprivileged communities in South Africa by providing them with the knowledge and resources to end period poverty.

This film was produced by Street Talk.

Street Talk is a groundbreaking television series aired weekly on community television. From grassroots to the establishment, our engaging programmes expose the lived realities and uncensored views of ordinary South Africans.

Street Talk was launched in 2008 and is a non-profit organisation – visit us

Disclaimer: Street Talk encourages freedom of speech and the expression of diverse views. The views of participants who appear in the TV series – Street Talk, are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the producers. DM



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