For many women, getting their period can be a monthly nuisance. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Embracing your periods can inspire you to stay positive about this natural process. To help you do that, I will share 22 quotes about menstruation from some powerful and inspiring women. Take a read and see which ones resonate with you the most!

Powerful Quotes on Menstruation

These empowering menstruation quotes remind us that periods are nothing to be ashamed of. So let’s embrace our inner goddesses and period pride!

  • Since the dawn of time, women have had periods – yet most of us consider it an embarrassing taboo subject. ― Barbara Frost
  • For three decades, I have lived within a silence that declares periods too embarrassing, too unwanted, too female to talk about out loud. I have done this for so long that I almost no longer notice it. Almost. But now I am sick of the silence and the secrecy and the warped idea that blood is taboo when it comes out of a vagina. Because it is just not f*cking good enough. To hell with covering up, with being embarrassed, with being silent.― Emilie Pine
  • Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself. ― Roseanne Barr
  • At her first bleeding, a woman meets her power. During her bleeding years, she practices it. At menopause, she becomes it. ― Lucy H. Pearce, Moon Time: Harness the Ever-Changing Energy of Your Menstrual Cycle
  • Menstrual blood is the only source of blood that is not automatically induced. Yet in modern society, this is the most hidden blood, the one so rarely spoken of and almost never seen, except privately by women. ― Judy Grahn
  • Every time my period comes, I rejoice in the fact that my body is functioning correctly. ― Unknown
  • You see, to us, having a period was humiliating or exhilarating, instead of something that normally happened to every woman.― Binati Sheth
  • Leaders bleed, period. ― Silvia Young
  • There were so many words to describe the bleeding. Menstrue was the same as catamenia. It meant unclean blood. But what blood was clean? It always left a stain. ― Pip Williams
  • Periods are not too gross, too weird, or too inappropriate to talk about. ― Unknown

Quotes about menstruation

  • Bright girls are bold and confident. They’re not ashamed or scared of their period or their body. ― Demi Spaccavento

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More Empowering Quotes About Periods

Whether you’re gearing up to start your periods, in the thick of it, or days away from its end, here are more quotes to empower you through your menstruation. Enjoy!

  • Your period is not your enemy. On the contrary, it’s a sound barometer of your overall health. ― Kirsten Karchmer
  • Menstruation is just a way of your body letting go of something that is no longer needed.
    ― Adriana Vandelinde
  • A woman’s body is a miraculous thing. It’s capable of growing new life and nourishing it with sustenance and love. And once a month, it goes through an incredible process to cleanse itself and prepare for the next month. This natural process is called menstruation. ― Unknown
  • Over half the world menstruates at one time or another, but you’d never know it. Isn’t that strange? ― Margaret Cho
  • In order to reclaim our full selves, to integrate each of these aspects through which we pass over the course of our lives, we must first learn to embrace them through our cycles.― Lucy H. Pearce
  • Menstruation is not a problem; poor menstrual hygiene is.― Anurag Chauhan
  • What would happen, for instance, if suddenly, magically, men could menstruate and women could not? The answer is clear — menstruation would become an enviable, boast-worthy, masculine event: Men would brag about how long and how much. ― Gloria Steinem
  • For a lot of women, period stigma is a chronic experience, one they experience constantly — from family members, doctors, coaches, and partners— whether in the form of period jokes or not getting the menstrual supplies they need, for example. ― Kirsten Karchmer
  • Having your period makes you part of the club. It may not be the club you wanted to join, but hey, a club’s a club. ― Liza Neal
  • If only people didn’t build this air of mystery around menstruating women, you would have caught a few of us smack dab in the middle of our excuses. ― Binati Sheth

Quotes about periods

  • Society has placed a taboo surrounding periods and menstrual health as if we should be ashamed of this natural and miraculous process that ultimately kept the human species alive. ― Tracy Lockwood

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Final Thoughts

Although menstruation is a natural process, it is often seen as taboo. We need to break the silence and start talking about our periods openly and honestly. These empowering quotes on menstruation will help us do just that. By sharing them with others, we can normalize menstruation and help make it less of a stigma.

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Hermione M.

My name is Hermione. I am the founder of WomenH and I write about women's health, wellness, mental health, and personal growth. I created this platform to inspire women to take care of themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally to become their best selves. Thank you for stopping by.

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