From what I hear, talking about your period is already more acceptable now than it was when I was in school, but even so, there's still a bit of a stigma around it, as if it's dirty, so we don't talk about it.
Here's the deal: It's messy, not dirty. And anyone born with female parts has to deal with this. It's normal!
There have been so many times I've wanted to just tell people that I'm on my period, but I'm always afraid of their response. Will they think I'm improper? Will they think I'm disgusting?
In recent years, I've started to reach the point where I don't really care what people think anymore, and hence this video. I think we should all talk about it freely. We don't need to be secretive about it! Rehearsals and lessons would go so much better if we had the social freedom to let people know when us ladies are on our periods. Other people would be more understanding, people won't misread our blank faces as disrespectful, teachers will understand why their lady students might have a week every month where they don't seem to connect with the concepts they're teaching, and students will understand when their lady teachers are having brain farts or just can't produce good tone that day.
In short, talking about periods would probably lessen a hell of a lot of the drama that happens in the music world.
So let's get talking!