The Hormone Diaries: The Bloody Truth About Our Periods
An honest, funny and feminist take on living with your period (and hormones!), by the award-winning sex and relationships vlogger, and author of Doing It!, Hannah Witton.
When Hannah Witton started documenting her journey coming off the pill and re-getting her period, she wasn't anticipating the reaction, from people of all ages, that talking about it would bring. It exposed a glari...more
The highlight of the book were definitely the different diary entries by all kinds of different people. They made the book feel personal and unique. And they sounded like a lot of fun to write, so here's min ...more
The highlight of the book for me was the inclusion of actual ‘hormone dia ...more
Having a period has so much admin, from buying the products that are necess ...more
Inspired by her YouTube series of the same name, The ...more
The only things I would ha ...more
As the title suggests, the book is about our periods and everything around them, such as how it all started, what happens during a menstrual cycle, PMS (premenstrual syndrom), together with very practical tips indeed. One of those is how to remove blood stains from clothes and bedding. I didn't know until now that we only need cold water, salt, and lemon juice. ...more
I really enjoyed the writing in this. Hannah has become such a grown author in my opinion, structuring sentences and paragraphs more effectively. She seems to translate terminology from the s ...more
The Hormone Diaries is a brilliant book. It is so body positive about a subject that is often hidden away. The only book I ever remember reading about periods was Are yo ...more
I guess I should blame this on my expectations, but I felt really underwhelmed reading this. It was an enjoyable read, but nothing more.
Yes, there are ...more
i would have given this a 5-star rating if it wasn’t for the flip-flopping of trans inclusive language. for one, the letters submitted by the public were v rarely inclusive, and i also found that hannah’s language was inconsistent. she would preach that language surrounding periods and the reproductive system and vulvas needed to include the ...more