Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
`Dahlqvist dives deeply into a rarely explored phenomenon. Her writing is lively, humane, and smart, tying in ancient taboo laws and current Instagram phenomena. From free bleeding to employment laws, It's Only Blood shines a light on every conceivable aspect of menstruation. It's Only Blood is intimate, provocative, and often funny, shattering the stigma of menstruation for people all around the world.'
Foreword Reviews`A necessary contribution to the conversation on gender liberation. Dahlqvist masterfully moves between storytelling and frameworking how stigma holds menstruators back globally, while offering tangible solutions to many of these problems. A must read.'
Kiran Gandhi, musician, activist, and free-bleeding runner at the 2015 London Marathon
`An eye-opening and necessary book that will challenge your assumptions. Thought provoking, relevant and sensitively written. If you want to know more and do more to end menstrual taboos, read it.'
Chella Quint, founder of #periodpositive
`Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand and take action against the global consequences of menstrual shame, stigma, and taboo. An insightful and inspiring read that will challenge you to think and behave differently.'
Mandu Reid, founder of The Cup Effect
`Brilliant. It was frustrating to realise how much there is to be done, but also inspiring to read about these groups of women all over the world working bloody hard toward the same ideal: that periods do not need to stand in the way of an education, a future, or a good life.'
Gabby Edlin, founder of Bloody Good Period
`Only when we call out the unnecessary shame and stigma that surrounds periods can we demand meaningful change. Dahlqvist's deft, compassionate storytelling, and her critical global perspective, are a tremendous contribution to the movement for menstrual equity.'
Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity
`A lushly detailed and often intimate portrait of a global social movement. What's more, Dahlqvist's perceptive account reveals the insidious power of stigma to limit lives.'
Chris Bobel, author of New Blood: Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation
`A wide-ranging exploration of the enduring taboos surrounding menstruation, taking the author around the globe. What she uncovers in this provocative and insightful book will make us forever rethink our "first world problems" by putting periods in a global context.'
Karen Houppert, author of The Curse: Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo
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