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This story is part of Lit Mag: The UNTOLD Issue.
Many women worldwide go through the same problem. I’m speaking about menstruation. Women from as young as 12 to as old as 60 experience this. Men should understand that woman go through this and is not gross. Tt is life. Every month, homeless women are especially impacted by menstruation. According to Bustle.com, there are 50,000 women living on the streets nationwide, and with limited access to pads and tampons, and no comfortable place to shower, they are forced to get creative with ways to keep clean when they have their periods.
After my experience, I have more sympathy for homeless women. When you don’t have a stable place to have a clean period.
Aayala Farrior Is a freshman at College Of Alameda. She has come a long way since high school. With her extra time she is a project associate at Youth Radio in Downtown Oakland; most recently as a voicing coach. She is very passionate about music, broadcasting, hosting and promoting events. Her most important thing to her is her family and making them and herself happy. School Is the one thing they always tell her to stay on top of. She is inspired by her family, friends and the people that are paving the way for her. She sees herself as a sports broadcaster and the host of her own show. Youth Radio has given Aayala the opportunity to focus on herself, helped her find a path to a successful career and full life. She will make something out of herself.