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The Flow Down

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Is my heavy flow normal? Why do I snap at my boss every time I PMS? Why are periods considered disgusting, anyways? In a culture that likes to pretend periods don’t exist, women's health coach Stefanie Kleinburd and journalist Jessica Weiss are breaking the silence. The Flow Down offers fun, insightful, deep conversations about our cycles, plus interviews with special guests. New episodes every other Wednesday.

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Is my heavy flow normal? Why do I snap at my boss every time I PMS? Why are periods considered disgusting, anyways? In a culture that likes to pretend periods don’t exist, women's health coach Stefanie Kleinburd and journalist Jessica Weiss are breaking the silence. The Flow Down offers fun, insightful, deep conversations about our cycles, plus interviews with special guests. New episodes every other Wednesday.

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SO COOL AND INSPIRING!!!

By DorantesT - Feb 01 2019
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These girls take you on an amazing journey... and even if the theme is very femme-oriented, I have shared with some Guy friends and they have responded very interested and pleased with all the episodes!!! They have amazing guests & information... who knew you could get so much out of menstruation!!! Great music as well. Highly recomendable, easy to digest and great if you are a women and want to get to know yourself better, and as a man, if you wanna know women better ;-) Can’t wait for season II.

Who knew?!

By lancer9903 - Nov 09 2018
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When I first read the description - I was a little skeptical of a podcast on periods. I’m really glad I gave it a shot and kept listening. The 3rd and 4th episodes got me hooked. I’m learning really helpful things about my cycle and my body as well as feeling empowered and less embarrassed about the most natural part of being a woman. Really quick and easy listen. Can’t wait for more!

iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
39
1
0
0
0

SO COOL AND INSPIRING!!!

By DorantesT - Feb 01 2019
Read more

These girls take you on an amazing journey... and even if the theme is very femme-oriented, I have shared with some Guy friends and they have responded very interested and pleased with all the episodes!!! They have amazing guests & information... who knew you could get so much out of menstruation!!! Great music as well. Highly recomendable, easy to digest and great if you are a women and want to get to know yourself better, and as a man, if you wanna know women better ;-) Can’t wait for season II.

Who knew?!

By lancer9903 - Nov 09 2018
Read more

When I first read the description - I was a little skeptical of a podcast on periods. I’m really glad I gave it a shot and kept listening. The 3rd and 4th episodes got me hooked. I’m learning really helpful things about my cycle and my body as well as feeling empowered and less embarrassed about the most natural part of being a woman. Really quick and easy listen. Can’t wait for more!

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The Flow Down

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Is my heavy flow normal? Why do I snap at my boss every time I PMS? Why are periods considered disgusting, anyways? In a culture that likes to pretend periods don’t exist, women's health coach Stefanie Kleinburd and journalist Jessica Weiss are breaking the silence. The Flow Down offers fun, insightful, deep conversations about our cycles, plus interviews with special guests. New episodes every other Wednesday.

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Rank #1: Valencia Gunder is advocating for free period products in jails

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We’re so happy to be back! We kick off Season 2 with an essential conversation about the unjust conditions many menstruators face in jail. Miami-based activist and organizer Valencia Gunder tells us why she decided to push for legislation in Florida to ensure incarcerated women have the menstrual hygiene supplies they need. The ‘Dignity for Incarcerated Women’ Act is currently making its way through the state legislature.

Apr 03 2019
32 mins
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Rank #2: There’s a film about periods up for an Oscar!

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This week we talk to Rayka Zehtabchi, the director of the documentary “Period. End of Sentence.” The film follows a group of women in rural India and documents what happens when a menstrual ‘pad machine’ arrives to their village. Rayka shares what it was like to witness the chipping away of centuries of period stigma. The idea for the pad machine and film came from ThePadProject.org, created by a group of teenage girls at the Oakwood School in L.A. “Period. End of Sentence.” is coming soon to Ne

Jan 30 2019
36 mins
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Rank #3: We’re here to validate your period pain

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From cramps to fibroids to endometriosis, many women suffer from pain around their periods. And the typical response? “Just push through it.” After years of pain and trips to the doctor’s office, writer Britt Julious opens up about her journey to seek answers. And we speak to Dr. Eden Fromberg, a holistic gynecologist, who shares tips for at-home remedies to try now. The Flow Down is here to validate your pain and provide insight into ways we can better understand our bodies and find solutions.

Jan 16 2019
39 mins
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Rank #4: Rituals, red rites and the divine feminine with Jacqueline Rolandelli

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We start the year in reverence to our beautiful bleeding bodies. According to healer and shaman Jacqueline Rolandelli, our periods are not a burden − they're the key to our wisdom and our power. In this episode, we acknowledge how the patriarchy has disconnected women from their truth, and explore how to reconnect to our cycles, our wombs and Mother Earth. We hear about "Red Rites" and "First Blood" ceremonies and learn rituals to practice in our own lives. Here's to making everyday a ceremony in 2019!

Jan 02 2019
32 mins
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Rank #5: Nadya Okamoto on becoming a 'Period Warrior'

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For homeless people without access to menstrual hygiene products, getting a period is more than a monthly annoyance — it can be a desperate situation. Twenty-year-old Nadya Okamoto knows that firsthand. That’s why she founded the non-profit PERIOD.org in 2014, when she was just 16. PERIOD has since grown into a global community, which has served some 400,000 periods. We speak to Nadya about her goals for the so-called ‘Menstrual Movement,’ why Gen Z is at the forefront of the change and how to get i

Dec 19 2018
31 mins
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Rank #6: Bonus: Five minutes for self-care

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Last week we explored why short doses of self-care matter for our menstrual health. Here’s a tool to help you practice. Join us for this 5-minute meditation to help you relax and recharge.

Dec 12 2018
7 mins
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Rank #7: How to make self-care simple. Period.

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We admit we’ve been feeling a wee bit stretched thin lately. That’s why we’re recommitting to self-care. We explore how simple acts of R&R can aid in our menstrual cycles and overall well-being. And we give you plenty of ideas and inspiration to up your self-care game now — just in time for the holidays. Plus, we invite you to join us. Tag us in your self-care posts on Instagram @flowdownpod.

Dec 05 2018
31 mins
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Rank #8: Menstrual history with Lara Freidenfelds

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Just 100 years ago, getting a period often meant shock, bewilderment and an old rag in your panties. From pads to tampons to the pill, we’ve come a long way. Historian Lara Freidenfelds joins us to discuss how industrialization changed periods, spurring the advent of menstrual pads and tampons and a new realm of menstrual education. And we explore a growing movement to embrace periods in a whole new way.

Nov 21 2018
39 mins
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Rank #9: Bonus: A very merry first period story

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We asked for your first period stories, and you delivered! In the spirit of the upcoming season, we share one holiday-inspired story from a listener in New York. Thanks to all who sent us your special memories!

Nov 14 2018
5 mins
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Rank #10: How to be the boss of your PMS cravings

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When a listener asks us for advice on how to handle a voracious appetite and sugar cravings before her period, we roll up our sleeves. Stef gives us the sex ed we never had and explains how our hormones change throughout the month. Then we talk about what to eat to help tame the cravings. And we share some of our favorite pre-period treats.

Nov 07 2018
26 mins
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