Shortandqueer #12: Menstruation, not punctuation (periods.)

Shortandqueer #12: Menstruation, not punctuation (periods.)

by Kelly Shortandqueer

After Kelly started taking testosterone regularly, he got what he thought was his last period ever in 2005. After getting lax with his shots, he got another period years later. This got him thinking about his history with and relationship to periods. He tells the story of his first ever period while taking a test at school, explains why tampons freak him out, and talks about no longer having appropriate underwear to wear pads. Boxer briefs just aren't made for pads, and it causes Kelly some anxiety. To round out the zine, other zine writers and friends share their stories about periods.