[img = two white middle schoolers standing next to each other. the one of the left has bushy hair, braces, and is wearing a t-shirt that reads “girlfriend.” the one of the right is wearing pink lipgloss, has her hair in a bun, and is sporting a blue tank top]
on this date fourteen years ago (september 26th, 1998) eleven year old me saw blood in her panties.
alas, my period had arrived.
i tried to use a tampon, but those things were invasive and scary.
i think i decided to free bleed instead.
here is photographic evidence of what a dorky pubescent middle schooler i was (i’m the one on the left in the girlfriend tee, obviously).