Scene News: Yumi Stynes and Dr. Melissa Kang release Welcome to Your Period, a frank, funny and age-appropriate guide for pre-teens about getting your period

Yumi Stynes and Dr. Melissa Kang release Welcome to Your Period, a frank, funny and age appropriate guide for pre-teens about getting your period 

Hardie Grant Egmont is thrilled to announce the launch of Welcome to Your Period, the ultimate menstruation manual for pre-teens (9-12 years) from Yumi Stynes and Dr. Melissa Kang, guaranteed to make girls feel comfortable and confident about their period – whether it’s already started, or is just around the corner.


Hitting shelves on 1st August 2019, Welcome to Your Period takes the weird, mortifying and messy out of getting your period for the first time by offering candid advice on how to handle this bleeding business like a boss!


Stynes, the co-creator of award-winning ABC podcast Ladies We Need To Talk and Kang, a practicing physician specialising in adolescent health and the longest running voice behind Dolly Magazine’s iconic advice column, Dolly Doctor, together bring big-sisterish wisdom, fun and medical insight to guide pre-teens through all they need to know about Aunt Flo.


Demystifying everything from cramps to what to do with a used tampon, giving practical advice on surviving your period at school, at sleepovers or during sport, Welcome to Your Period is a complete guide.  It features medical information, advice, case studies, first-person accounts and questions from real teens in a shame-free zone – setting readers up to become the ultimate period boss.


“When I was younger, I longed for a resource like Welcome to Your Period.  It answers questions that I might have only asked in a whisper, if I dared!  Looking at the pages, I feel emotional – thinking how grateful my 12-year-old self would have been to have a book to take me through everything that happens when you get your period.  I hope young girls use the book to feel armed and empowered and confident to take it on!” says Yumi Stynes.


Welcome to Your Period comes as a response to the growing period activism movement and covers environmental, intersectional and cultural knowledge about menstruation.


Dr. Melissa Kang commented, “Women around the world feel passionately about breaking the stigma surrounding periods and we’re proud to be contributing our advice and knowledge to help make it a positive experience for as many girls as possible.”


Publishing as a pocket-ish size paper-back book (RRP $19.99), Welcome to Your Period features eye-catching illustrations by Jennifer Latham and comes with a super cool WTYP pouch and a shopping list with all your essential items for that time of the month.


Written by two exceptional women, Welcome to Your Period is the ultimate guide to periods for pre-teens who have more questions than they’re willing to ask and their parents who don’t know where to start. 

Welcome to Your Period is available in stores from Thursday 1st August 2019.

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