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Women are sharing the horrors of their periods on the hilarious #LiveTweetYourPeriod hashtag

“I honestly feel like I’m dying.”

WE LIVETWEET EVERYTHING from Christmas dinner with our families to the Oscars, but periods? That’s new.

Last week, New York Times Magazine writer Jenna Wortham wrote about a burgeoning movement on Twitter that sees women livetweeting their monthly visitors.

Wortham had stumbled upon the hashtag #LiveTweetYourPeriod on Twitter and was struck by how many hilarious tweets she found.

In her article, she wrote that she thought posting about periods on social media could help “normalise” them and start a much-needed discussion online.

Perhaps posting about taboo topics ­in public, right alongside the quotidian details of our lives, helps normalize, desexualize and destigmatize women’s reproductive health — a topic shrouded in shame for far too long.

Since then, the hashtag has exploded with women all over the world dropping truth bombs about their monthly visitors.

Like…

When your jeans won’t do up and you hate everything

When sleep and eating peanut butter is all that’s on your to-do list

When you literally can’t move because the painkillers haven’t kicked in yet

When you’re just not prepared for it

When even the most basic human acts are suddenly fraught with extreme danger

When this absolute nonsense happens and you just want to curl up and die

When your boobs feel like someone just threw a basketball at your chest

And when you truly feel like you might be dying

“Tell my mother I loved her.”

- you, on your period

For more hilarious observations, you can look through the hashtag here.

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