It was just before my 11th birthday and I had just finished taking my 6th shower. My sister saw me and inquired what was going on. I showed her my underwear with the brown staining on the crotch. I looked up at her with such concern. “I just can’t seem to get clean Holly, I don’t know what to do.”. My sister who is usually very matter of fact softened and looked at me with such love. She told me “Krystal you are not dirty but are seeing your period. This is the beginning of womanhood.” She then proceeded to give me my first sanitary napkin; it’s a moment I will never forget. My mother was informed and the education promptly began.
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