We’re excited to announce that our founder, women's health expert Kirsten Karchmer, wrote a book! Here’s what she has to say about it – and how you can help her shift the menstruation conversation:
About a year ago, I was approached by Simon and Schuster to write a book on women’s health based on the work I had been doing in my clinics over the last two decades. I was delighted to have the opportunity to tell the world what I had been telling thousands of women in my clinic every day: Getting your period isn’t a curse; it’s the most valuable feedback mechanism we have to understand our overall health, and it is a tool we can use to create a roadmap away from suffering and towards amazing health.
As part of my clinical work, I helped my patients decode what their menstrual cycles were telling them about their overall health. Often, when I explained what their symptoms were signaling, they got mad and asked, “why don’t all women know this?”
Seeing Red seeks to fix that – to close the menstrual knowledge gap and make the insights I shared with my patients available to all people with periods.
It dispels myths, untangles the stigma that keeps so many of us silent about our suffering, and provides tools that give people with periods a newfound agency around their cycles and health.
Here’s a taste of what to expect from the book (pulled from the introduction):
If our goal as a society is to REALLY empower women, we have to start with women’s health. It’s time we broke the silence surrounding the messy, uncomfortable matters related to the female body. It’s time we started SEEING RED.
I need your help. My goal is to shift the conversation about menstruation and get it to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list – this will give us access to every media outlet, so we can reach all corners of the world and begin to change what is possible for people with periods everywhere.If this conversation is important to you or someone you love, please help me by sharing this post on social media. You can also pre-order Seeing Red here. Better periods await.