On behalf of the Menstrual Health and Gender Justice working group, happy International Women’s Day! Ayah Eldosougi, staff member of the Center for the Study of Social Difference and fellow menstrual maven, has recommended the above poem by Nayyirah Waheed to celebrate menstruation on this important day. More of Waheed’s poetry can be found on her website.

If you’re looking for last-minute plans this evening, please join us at 6pm for Great Women at Columbia with working group fellows Nancy Reame, Yasmine Ergas, and Lynn Freedman. The panel is organized by Vanessa Paranjothy: working group fellow, Obama Foundation Scholar, and founder of Freedom Cups. More information on the event can be found on our events page, as well as on the flyer below.