Issue 12  •  Spring 2013

I Heart/I Hate

Active Image                   Ok, let’s get this out of the way right now—I think about periods, a lot. My own, other people’s, fictional periods . . . I even like red accessories far more than I used to. This all started when I began writing a yearly zine (a periodical, if you will) called Adventures in Menstruating. I’m sometimes invited to give performance lectures and zine readings, or to participate in slightly more off-beat period-positive activities. You’d be surprised by how many fun, funny, and cool menstrual adventures you can actually have—if you put your mind to it—but modern mainstream media might make it seem otherwise.



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I met with Claire A. Williams, one of three co-authors of the book The Choice Effect: Love and Commitment in an Age of Too Many Options, in the secluded upstairs of a dimly-lit happy hour bar in San Francisco. Claire met her other two co-authors, Amalia McGibbon and Lara Vogel their freshman year of college at Stanford; the three girls lived in the same dorm, on the same floor., They would gossip about men and relationships together and have managed to stay close—close enough to write a book together—despite the great continental divide that separates them (Amalia is living in London, Claire in Argentina, and Lara is soon to move to Stanford to go to Medical School).



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