Yogi dressed in white powerfully defies period shame on Instagram

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Yoga instructor Steph Gongora did something bold this week. Dressed in white, she got onto her mat and filmed herself in various poses that revealed a red stain from her period. 

Then she put the clip on Instagram, where she now has more than 258,000 followers. 

By Saturday, the post had been viewed 208,000 times and elicited more than 4,400 comments, both cruel and kind. Some were disturbed by the imagery while others were inspired by Gongora’s message.  

Her hope, she said in the post, was to help people who menstruate feel less ashamed of a natural bodily function.  Read more…

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