hi! i'm briana.

@brianarinaldo

I'm a creative and express myself best through writing. Intersectional feminism guides my moral compass and every day I think about how we get to equity for all, especially womxn. Part of that includes normalizing period talk, something I do regularly when I rant and rave about my switch from tampons and pads to menstrual cups and Thinx. It was the most sustainable and healthy decision I've made!

get to know me

where am i?

Charlotte, North Carolina

go-to period hack

Crying and running (not at the same time, that's dangerous). Running helps ease the pain, or at least distract from it, and the crying is simply a cathartic release.

know my flow

Light > HEAVY METAL DEATH FLOW > Heavy > Moderate > Gone

know your flow

Use this tool to help you find the right Thinx for your flow.

my fave styles:

super hiphugger

I've got a heavy flow days 1+2, so this pair gives me security overnight that if my menstrual cup fails, I've got solid backup.

hiphugger

This is the everyday pair of my dreams! I don't prefer thongs, so this is a good daily backup on the moderate-to-heavy days.

thong

You know that fake-out your period does at the very beginning and end? Yeah, these are PERFECT for that 1-2 stretch when your body is trying to decide what it's doing.

my fave styles:

super hiphugger

I've got a heavy flow days 1+2, so this pair gives me security overnight that if my menstrual cup fails, I've got solid backup.

shop now

hiphugger

This is the everyday pair of my dreams! I don't prefer thongs, so this is a good daily backup on the moderate-to-heavy days.

shop now

thong

You know that fake-out your period does at the very beginning and end? Yeah, these are PERFECT for that 1-2 stretch when your body is trying to decide what it's doing.

shop now