Maiden, Mother, and Crone

Archetypes of the Menstrual Cycle

Our 21st-century understanding of periods largely boils down to standing in the pharmacy trying to pick the least sickeningly pink and floral box of tampons from the shelf. That is, of course, if we are privileged enough to afford such products. What we are much less connected to is the entirety of our monthly cycles — the ways our bodies wax and wane. In…