BtoB: I enjoy those posts too. They’re usually the ones that I feel really emotional about on a private level. I composed the commentary about Kasey Edwards and then panicked because I recognized it was maybe too personal or did not fit with my project but after a little while I realized everything I DO is personal when it comes to this and my feelings on that were no different.

Occasionally sharing feelings about things like that’s more difficult than sharing a graphic though for some reason.
Would you mind sharing the post associated with your period?
BtoB: [quoting her website] “Just like last month, and the month before that and the month before that, and okay, you get it, I’ll quit, I am on my period. Here are a few highlights from this special cycle: I spent a whole day lying in bed with the lights off, I bled through a jumbo tampon in a matter of hours, I got blood all over my bathroom floor once I stepped out of the shower and I cancelled plans with a friend because my insides felt like they’d sprouted a million, tiny knives that were stabbing me.
This continues to be accurate, but my periods have never in my life been easy. and messy and I get cramps and headaches and bleed a whole hell of a lot. They remind me that I am vulnerable and at precisely the same time, so really strong. They remind me that my body is astonishing and fascinating and able of so many excellent things. They remind me that it’s alright to cry, or ask for help or ask for an additional hug that day.
In addition they remind me that people all around me are suffering each and every day from things that I do not understand about. Perhaps they are on their interval also, or have a migraine, or are fighting a debilitating disorder. Perhaps they’ve just lost a loved one, or have a sick child at home. The people around all of us are coping with things that injure them all the time, emotionally and physically, but I know that so often I forget about that, and I believe it’s all about me. If I am okay, they’re okay.
I do not want additional help or empathy, why do they? So when my body reminds me what pain feels like, or what it’s like to spend a day feeling vulnerable and frightened, it helps me recall that everyone else has those days too and possibly occasionally they desire the extra hug, or a kind word, or a little help, and being reminded of that’s a really good thing.”
What’s next for you and this job?
BtoB: As far as what comes , I frankly don’t have any idea. It began as only a straightforward, humorous project and evolved into this unusual and exciting stage from which I can talk about my body and hopefully help people out. Ideally, I’d like to break away from the Tumblr system and direct more people to a website instead. I feel like Tumblr is kind of insular and has a truly small demographic, and I Had like to stand outside of that and let more people see what I’m doing and figure out about it who don’t always have Tumblr reports. I began a web site free of idea what to set on it and somehow that is evolved into a mix of Tumblr posts and also some extra advice, posts, etc.
Occasionally I think to myself, I should simply cease. I have done enough.
Finally, I have no notion. And somehow I simply keep going. But never once have I actually known where I’m going with it, it just occurs and I keep ending up wherever it takes me!
Sometimes, it’s better to let things develop on their own and see where they take you. I understand I recognize what you have to say and to believe it’s a conversation that’s needed out there.
I feel like we have only touched the surface here, there are really so many things that we could discuss! Perhaps we’ll reconnect in the future for part two.
BtoB:Definitely! I’d be happy to come back for a part two some day. Seriously, I think my guidance to those folks would be to simply do it! What have you got to lose? I would say that 99 percent of the time, we are our worst critic and that matter (whatever it’s, weight, hair, whatever) that’s so tremendous to us is really not a big deal to lots of others. I believe that everybody should learn to be comfortable naked by themselves and in front of strangers.