When we share our stories for the betterment of others we grow stronger, taking back the power stolen by shame and fear. Below you can read real-life accounts from our community which we hope motivate you to open up new dialogues and even share your own stories. We’d love to hear from you at thenwhowill@womancareglobal.org.

Community: Shared Stories and Comments

“Here’s a pad, dinners ready,” Donna

Posted on November 4, 2015

Long story short: My cousin started her period when she was nine years old, I was 11. We were together at my house when she came up to me in a hush tone with tears in her eyes. “I bleeding from below, I think I’m dying”…we stayed in the bathroom 3 hours telling each other goodbye, reminiscing and telling each other how much we loved each other. My mother eventually banged on the door to tell us to get out. We told her about the bleeding and she said with no concern “here’s a pad, dinners ready”



“Sharing stories and asking questions empowers you to navigate this murkiness that is women’s health. Saundra and Jessica’s campaign is filling a glaring gap.”

-Christy Turlington Burns
Founder of Every Mother Counts

“Ignorance is not bliss,” Aly

Posted on November 6, 2015

I am so excited for the SexEd, Unfiltered videos you are about to start producing. Sex Ed, or the lack there of, is something that has been skimmed over for too long and it has produced too many unwanted children and unwanted diseases due to ignorance when it comes to our bodies. Teaching Abstinence only is not the way, and by doing so we are allowing young woman to ignore, if not hate, what their bodies naturally do and produce. We are suppressing great feelings that when used correctly can be freeing and emotionally satisfying! And most of all, we are not doing our jobs educating students in schools. Ignorance is not bliss in this instance.

You have my support!


“Wonderful to see Jessica Biel and WomanCare Global on the Clinton Global Initiative stage with Then Who Will.”

-Katja Iversen
CEO, Women Deliver

“I plan to tell all the girls about your project,” Marla

Posted on November 8, 2015

I just saw the article in Glamour Magazine and I don’t think I can find the words to express what a FABULOUS idea it is. I have a 15 year old daughter and we talk about EVERYTHING. No topic is off limits.) Sadly, a lot of her friends’ mothers are uncomfortable and the girls come to me with questions, which I’m afraid to answer for fear of angering the parents. I plan to tell all the girls about your project. Good luck with it!!!!