November 3, 2020

Being a Transgender Person Who Menstruates

with podcast guest

Cass Clemmer


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Cass Clemmer is a trans and nonbinary artist, activist, and sex educator who grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo with parents who were Baptist missionaries. Cass dreaded getting a period and how it would mean she would be treated like a girl. Now, it’s Cass’ mission to destigmatize both periods and being transgender.

In this episode, Cass talks about being a transgender person who menstruates, the viral photo that caused a loss of a lot of Cass’ support system and threats of physical violence, why Cass created Toni the Tampon, how Cass has experienced multiple dangerous situations due to being a nonbinary person, the need for continued education and discussion around transgender topics, and more!


  • What it means to be a transgender or nonbinary person
  • How Cass overcame being “incredibly transphobic” after moving to the United States
  • The viral photo that caused a loss of a lot of Cass’ support system and threats of physical violence
  • What the experience of menstruating is like for Cass as a nonbinary person
  • Will taking testosterone stop your period?
  • Why Cass doesn’t just use a form of birth control to stop periods
  • Who, or what, is Toni the Tampon?
  • Cass’ advice for young people experiencing what Cass went through as a child
  • How Cass has experienced multiple dangerous situations due to being a nonbinary person
  • The need for continued education and discussion around transgender topics


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