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Bronx Middle Schoolers End the Feminine Hygiene Stigma

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What started as an ordinary conversation among a young group of girls, turned into the middle school grand prizer winner of the first-ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge.

In a follow-up story previously reported, NPR says that the podcast called Sssh! Periods created by seven girls from Bronx Prep was chosen among nearly 6,000 entries.

The 13 and 14 year old girls each have a unique background, but bonded when it came to their feelings of insecurity about menstrual periods, especially in their school. They created the podcast to make their peers feel more comfortable when talking about the matter.

In the podcast itself the south Bronx middle schoolers say the platform they created is not just for themselves, but for all women of color in the Bronx.

Read the full May 15, 2019 story by Elissa Nadworny and Clare Lombardo at NPR…

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