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Thursday, 1 September 2016

BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY.

A blog review on FemFresh and feminine hygiene.

When I was a teenager, I was the girl who struggled to make friends. I wanted to be part of the cool gang of popular girls, the ones who all the boys gravitated towards, the ones who were allowed to stay out partying when they were 14 and had the coolest clothes - but I just didn’t fit. 
I gave myself a complex about not being cool enough and let that ego of mine damage some pretty lovely friendships. 

I was bullied - because at school you can’t win, can you? I put myself out there so the popular kids knew who I was, with hopes I’d blend right in, but instead I made myself stick out like a sore thumb - and descended on a slippery, downward slope of emotional abuse and self depreciation. It’s safe to say high school wasn’t my favourite time, and I often wish I could go back and do it all differently. 

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. 

And so today I’m writing an open letter - to all those young girls like me. To take some ownership of the girl I wish I could’ve been back then. To talk about a topic young Megan would’ve been too scared to shout about. 

I have a huge interest in beauty - from my hair care to makeup and manicures to massages, I love it all. And then there’s another area we all tend to steer away from…

Feminine Hygiene. 

Because looking after your vagina is for losers, right?

Is it heck.
A blog review on FemFresh and feminine hygiene.

I can’t help but feel the nastiness that can go on when we’re younger leads us to become so much more embarrassed and private about this kind of subject. Even now, at 27 years old, friends will see FemFresh in my toiletry bag and snigger - but the girl I am now turns around and says ‘have you actually tried it? Because it’s bloody good’. 

I’ve used FemFresh for years and absolutely swear by it. It’s not a product for a ‘problem area’ it’s just there to keep you clean, like any body wash would. The reason I reach for it is because my vagina is pretty important to me (and rightly so) - and making sure she’s healthy by maintaining a balance in pH levels is my main priority. Like, you wouldn’t wash your hair with fairy liquid, so why is this any different? 

I know that 14 year old Megan wouldn’t have been able to take this to gym class, she’d have been laughed out of school, and that’s what I want to change. 

I’m learning that I, we, can be who we wan't to be. And that that's way more fun than trying to blend in with a crowd you’d most certainly be better off without.

I want us all to be brave enough to be the girl who rises above negativity and stands up for herself. Our lady parts, in any context, shouldn’t be something we’re scared of. 

Don’t be the girl who makes others feel smaller because of your own insecurities. 

Be the girl who helps make a change. Be the girl who makes being a woman something to be celebrated. 
A blog review on FemFresh and feminine hygiene.

This post is in collaboration with FemFresh.

Photography by Alexandra Cameron.


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12 comments:

Helen said...

Awesome post, I really admire your honesty and maturity on such an important topic!

* Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

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Rosa Fairfield said...

Love this post. I really learnt lately to become the women I want to be, that supports others.

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Gemma Roberts said...

Too right!

Gemma
Faded Windmills

Holly Rose said...

I agree with everything you've said here! The sad part is that this is something I've never really heard of (and that is never talked about) and it's true- it's such an important thing to care for but we're not taught about it!
Lovely post and beautiful pictures!
Holly x
The Twins' Wardrobe

Izzy said...

This photo set is such a beautiful one! And it's all true there's so much I am grateful i can talk about openly now that I would have gotten so much stick for when I was younger and it's something that does need to change <3

The Quirky Queer

The Quirky Queer

Immy May said...

LOVE this Meg! It is so silly that people get weird about this (myself included!) Although when I did have it out in the shower, my boyfriend used it all up thinking it was normal man body/hair wash (classic), I was wondering why he smelt so lovely and fresh! Beautifully said. We need more of this! Immy x

www.immymay.com

Emma Harrison said...

This is such a wonderful, liberating and inspirational post - it's so true (and wrong) that feminine hygiene is still seen as a taboo subject.

Reading your high school story above, I could be reading a post of my own, my experience was very similar and if I could go back I would do it all so differently, knuckle down and beat the bullies that way.

Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

Sara Chergui said...

These photos are beautiful !

Sara
www.thecrimeofashion.com

Emma Reay said...

I absolutely loved reading this post, and the photography is amazing too!! I love the direction your blog has headed in since a year ago. Keep it up girl!

Emma at www.collagemepretty.com

Frock Me I'm Famous said...

LOVE this post girl - go you for speaking out about it lady, it's something that needs to be spoken about more and not such a taboo subject! You look incredible as always love, fab pictures!

Hayley xo
www.frockmeimfamous.com

Lauren Maria said...

Great post. I had a similar experience in high school and it's bloody hard. I love to be able to share some words of wisdom with my younger self
Lauren
livinginaboxx | bloglovin

London Damsel said...

I love your honesty and writing style and completely agree with the importance of feminine hygiene. I've been using FemFresh for a number of years and am never without it, at home or travelling.

Maya - londondamsel.co.uk

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