Ah, yes, Periods. Truly a terrifying thing. I think every female who’s had their period for at least a year now has at least one period horror story. I know I for sure have.
So; I’m in my school’s drama department. In early October, I performed in my third show at the school. The show was Wizard of Oz, and I was cast as one of the fighting trees! The costumes ended up being a brown morph suit that had a hole cut out for our face (I also ended up having an allergic reaction full of hives… but that’s for another story) and brown fabric that wrapped around our arms and legs to simulate roots. That was the basic look. Anyways, to get out of this thing, you had to get someone to unzip you from the back, shove your head out, and get your arms and everything out. It was a nightmare. It was tech week and I knew I was due my period, but it usually is late so I didn’t think much of it when my Flo told me it was gonna start that day. Fast forward to later in the evening and us trees are just sitting around since our scenes are over. I suddenly realize Aunt Flo has come a-knockin’. I grabbed my friend and hauled her to the bathroom so she could unzip me. To say the least, if I waited a second more, that costume wouldn’t have been brown anymore. I then proceeded to sit butt-naked on the school toilet for a good 5 minutes while she got me a pad. Fun times.