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Emma Barnett: PERIOD - busting the stigma and myths around the female body

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Emma Barnett on Period: It's about bloody time

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At a time when women around the world are raising their voices in the fight for equality, there is still one taboo where there remains a deafening silence: periods. Emma loathes her period. Really, she does. But there’s something she loathes even more: not being able to talk about it. Freely, funnily and honestly. Without men and women wrinkling their noses as if she’s pulled her tampon out and offered it as an hors d’ouevre.

But somehow, despite women having had periods since the dawn of time, we’ve totally clammed up on anything to do with menstruation. Why, oh why, would we rather say ‘Auntie Flo’ than ‘period’? Why are we still so ignorant about such a fundamental bodily process?

Emma draws on female experiences that will make you laugh, weep (and, most probably, squirm), in a fierce and funny rallying cry to smash this ridiculous taboo once and for all. Because it’s about bloody time.

Come and join 5x15 at the women's networking space the Allbright Club in Rathbone Place for a bold, unapologetic, funny and enlightening conversation, confronting a ludicrous taboo that stubbornly persists in the 21st century.

Emma will be interviewed bu Claire Cohen writer and editor at the Telegraph.

Emma Barnett is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist. By day, she presents The Emma Barnett Show on BBC Radio 5 Live in which she interviews key figures shaping our times, from the Prime Minister to those who would very much like to be. By night, she presents the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight, on BBC Two and hosts Late Night Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4. Emma was named Radio Broadcaster of the Year by the Broadcasting Press Guild for her agenda-setting interviews. Previously, she was the Women’s Editor at The Telegraph. She now writes a weekly agony aunt column, ‘Tough Love’ in the Sunday Times Magazine and is a proud patron of Smart Works. Period is her first book.

Claire Cohen is an editor and columnist on the Telegraph. She heads up the Telegraph Women channel and is Associate Features Editor on the newspaper. Claire is a commentator for the BBC, Sky News and LBC, as well as an experienced public speaker and panel host. She writes a weekly newsletter for the Telegraph - The 51 Per Cent - filled with opinion and insight into the talking points of the moment. Sign up at: telegraph.co.uk/51percent

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‘I wish this book had been written before I stopped having them. I might have enjoyed them more! It’s brilliant, informative and funny. Period.’ Jennifer Saunders

‘I want to hear what Emma Barnett says about everything, and this terrific and timely book proves to be no exception.’ Elizabeth Day

‘A brilliant, myth-busting, funny and poignant book.’ Helen Pankhurst

‘Why has it taken so long for this powerful, fearless book to be written?’ Emma Freud

‘Passionate, informed and thought-provoking.’ Jane Garvey

‘A must read for everyone. Period.’ Kirsty Wark

‘Clever, useful and wise. Read it. Pass it on to your daughters. And then to your sons.’ Fi Glover

‘Emma cuts right through all the myths and embarrassment with searing facts, honesty and, perhaps more importantly, humour. A bleeding good read.’ Yomi Adegoke

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