My Name is Lauren Duhr!
Updated: Aug 9, 2019
Hello! My name is Lauren and I am the newest Admin Contributor to Bleed Shamelessly! The following are just a few things about me that you may be interested in - I look forward to engaging more in this community!
Name: Lauren Duhr
Grade: Junior (11)
School: Madison West High School
What is your role in Bleed Shamelessly?
I am an Admin Contributor. I will post to Bleed Shamelessly’s blog every week (for the most in part), and do my best to reach out to others in the community in an effort to share their menstruating stories.
What are your priorities as an activist?
I think it is important to help educate people in a calm manner to keep people from being repelled from the activist and social justice community. We need to reshape the meaning of what activism is and what people see it as to make it more accessible. My two main priorities are feminism and LGBTQ+ rights. I am very interested in alternative education and making schooling more applicable to everyday youth.
That being said, I am very interested in other areas of activism, like environmentalism, deconstruction of systematic racism, etc; I would love to explore those more on Bleed Shamelessly!
How do you plan to enhance Bleed Shamelessly?
I want to add more perspectives and stories about menstruation. I want to prioritize outside voices in terms of what they think menstruators need, and what should be changed. I want to offer more solutions to the community; like how to be a more effective consumer, etc.
How do you know Maggie?
Maggie and I have been lifelong friends, and as we have grown, our passions for activism have grown as well. We work very well together and I am excited to see the future of this advocacy campaign.
What do you do in your free time?
I love to horseback ride, play the ukulele, read, write, and advocate! I also love to study history, Spanish, and restorative justice. I am also a part of my school's forensics team, and am a student in an activism class run through GSAFE called Foundations of Leadership.
What is your menstruating story?
Honestly pretty standard. I get my period every three to four weeks. I am very fortunate as I have easy access to all of the products I need, and my family is very accepting of my body’s natural processes. However, I have a negative relationship with my period. I feel that it is unnecessary, too expensive, and overall just an inconvenience. I want to help others find confidence in their menstruating bodies as I do the same.
Where can people contact you?
My instagram is: @lors.alright and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org Send me your stories, requests, or feedback!
Any final thoughts?
I look forward to working on this platform and I can’t wait to hear others’ experiences!