I’m on turns the phrase we most commonly use to describe being on our period on its head, challenging negative perceptions of periods and turning the conversation into a more positive one.
Our community is at the heart of everything we do, our goals are to empower, educate and normalise periods. By talking, listening and supporting one another, the Pink Parcel community has inspired the I’m On campaign and is helping break down the barriers for one of the last remaining taboos.
Other ways to say “I’m on” (my period)
- Aunt Flo: This is a term of endearment for your period. It’s like your period is your aunt who comes to visit you every month.
- Time of the month: This is a euphemism for your period. It acknowledges that your period is a regular occurrence that happens once a month.
- Shark week: This is a humorous term that compares your period to a week-long visit from a shark. It’s a playful way to talk about something that can sometimes feel uncomfortable.
- Monthly gift: This is a gentle way to describe your period, as if it’s something you’re receiving each month. It can help reframe your mindset around your period as a positive thing.
- Red flag day: This term implies that your period is a signal that you need to slow down and take care of yourself. It’s a reminder that your body needs rest and self-care during this time.
- Moon time: This term acknowledges the connection between a woman’s menstrual cycle and the phases of the moon. It can help women feel more in tune with their bodies and the natural cycles of the world.
- On the blob: This is a common British term for having your period. It can be a light-hearted way to talk about something that can sometimes feel uncomfortable.
- The painters are in: This is a humorous way to describe your period that uses a metaphor of a group of painters working inside your body.
- Rag week: This term can be used to refer to a woman’s period. It can be traced back to a tradition at some UK universities where students would hold a “Rag Week” fundraising event, which sometimes coincided with a woman’s period.
- Code red: This term is often used in the UK to describe a woman’s period. It implies that it’s a serious matter and can be used in a more formal or serious context.
- Having the decorators in: Similar to “the painters are in,” this is another humorous metaphor that refers to your period as if decorators are redecorating your insides.