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September 27, 2021

Seeing Red: Reclaiming Our Unfair Advantage

with podcast guest

Kirsten Karchmer


Kirsten Karchmer is a health tech pioneer, women’s health expert, and the founder and CEO of Brazen. Kirsten is leading a women’s health revolution committed to eradicating PMS and cramping and she is also the author of the new book, Seeing Red.

In this episode, we talk about how Kirsten first became interested in the fight to eradicate PMS and cramping, why people have a negative reaction to her “common not normal” message, the unfair advantage your period gives you, what you can do to improve menstrual stigma, how we can positively impact younger generations’ views on periods, and so much more!


  • Why Kirsten started on her mission to eradicate PMS and cramping
  • The negative reactions Kirsten gets to her message of “common not normal”
  • Mythology about the dangers of menstrual blood
  • How your period can be an instrument of unfair advantage
  • Why oral contraceptives are a poor choice for menstrual management
  • Why Kirsten decided to broaden the scope of her work
  • What we can do to improve menstrual stigma
  • How you can influence your daughter’s perception of periods
  • Negative associations with periods throughout history
  • How we can liberate ourselves from shame
  • Why your actions need to be consistent with your desires


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You shouldn’t live in fear that you’ll be dealing with hellish symptoms forever. Suffering does not have to be a mandatory part of your journey – you have the power to bring about big change for yourself and begin a new chapter in your period story.

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Dr Jolene Brighten

Is This Normal

Dr. Jolene Brighten is a hormone expert, nutrition scientist, and thought leader in women’s medicine. She is board certified in naturopathic endocrinology and trained in

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