Menstruating comfortably and more sustainably: a review of period underwear

Three periods ago I changed some menstrual habits. One of those changes was an (if not complete) switch to period underwear in place of pads. Together with menstruation cups (a cup placed inside the vagina similar to a tampon to collect the blood) menstruation underwear are the most common sustainable alternatives to one-use pads or …

Comfort and Corona: About Privilege (during the Crisis)

A few weeks back, when the Corona Crisis had hit Italy badly and other Europeans were first considering the possibility of isolation and quarantine, I was joking that I could not wait to be quarantined – all the books I could finally read. Five weeks later I have not read many books. I am home, …

The personal (knitting) is political

When I started knitting a year ago, little did I know just how political that would be. Here I was, just looking for a nice, quiet hobby for after all my mind-wrecking thinking about the state of the world. I was wrong (and frankly, I should have known better, because, uh, everything is about politics). And just as I am, I don’t ignore politics when they come up.