A teacher and her students

Samaira’s story: Teaching teenage girls while going through menopause

As someone who taught teenage girls for years, it’s actually hilarious that I didn’t realize that my periods had stopped. You can’t imagine how much period talk there is in the classroom: “Ma’am, I need a pad.” “Ma’am, I need to skip sports today.” “Ma’am, I have cramps.” “Ma’am, I stained my skirt.” It’s nonstop!…