When was the last time you turned on the car radio and heard someone talking about cervical fluid?
Probably never, right?
This morning I got to accomplish one of my dreams and talk about menstrual flowing, cervical fluid, female empowerment and vaginas ON THE RADIO!
The best part? None of it was censored!
And it's all thanks to my dear friend, Mary Kane, founder of a new radio show called Enchantmentality.
You might be wondering why I'm so excited about getting FAM on the radio. After all, the internet is packed full of Fertility Awareness blogs, period product videos, and women's health podcasts.
But, the internet is still not considered to be mainstream media in the way that TV and Radio news and talk shows are.
There was a time, not that long ago, that radio stations with health talk shows and even indecent talk shows (think Howard Stern) did not do guest interviews on topics surrounding female bodily fluids.
It was as if there was an unwritten rule that fertility awareness topics like periods and cervical fluid would disturb listeners.
Basic body knowledge, fertility education, and awareness about non hormonal types of birth control continue to be left out of the mainstream media.
Fortunately, as society's understanding and awareness of female health progresses, so does the normalization of female health topics. A great example of this is the number of female body positive videos that go viral on the internet. It's a lot!
We still have a long way to go, but I'm happy we are going in the right direction.
You can listen to my full interview on YouTube at --> www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a2K7wK64cE