My friend Jackie taught me how to put a tampon in. Got my period when I was eleven. I think I was thirteen. My mom talked to me about it and it was very matter-of-fact. It was like a tiny speck of blood Went to the bathroom and I saw that there’s blood everywhere. And I knew what it was but I felt really embarrassed. And I were just happy just to have my period because I’ve heard about this thing you know. And I told all my best friends. I was like “I got my period” It was ok. It did suck until I learned how to use a tampon. I learned at summer camp. You know they someone shows you. All the girls are like she… She like shouted from outside the bathroom… “Just stick it in, Erica!” And I was like “ok Jackie!” And in it went. We were like drawing on our clothes like where the thing because you know, it’s hard to find the hole like… You don’t know.