Coalition leaders came together on Tuesday, May 4, for the first of a series of “Candid Conversations” about menstruation. This discussion, hosted by the Junior League of Douglas County, provided a forum for participants to talk about their experiences with menstruation and reproductive health across the lifespan. The purpose was to encourage participants to speak comfortably about their experiences with menstruation in an effort to empower people to be more effective advocates for both their personal health and for menstrual equity in general. “I thought this was a unique opportunity to hear women of all ages talk about their experiences with their periods,” Ashley Boyle of Period Project at UGA said. “I heard honest conversations about menopause and reproductive health concerns that aren’t usually talked about openly.” This conversation is a model for other menstrual equity groups to host similar events. If this sounds like something your organization is interested in hosting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for materials and more information.