VIDEO: Phillipa Soo, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Drew Gehling, and Margo Seibert Star in Valentine's Day Parodies...With a Bloody Twist

It's only recently become acceptable to talk about periods in public (without referring to them by a funny and mildly offensive euphemism - Shark Week, anyone?) So how to invite half of the population to join in on this conversation they've been taught is unmentionable, and historically excluded from? Get ready folks....

Along with some of Broadway's most dynamic performers, RACKET (www.weracket.com) has created two short videos combining Valentine's Day and periods in a way you never imagined. Watch the videos below!

Directed by Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Tuck Everlasting) and Kate Wetherhead (Submissions Only) and with cinematography by Kyle Corea, the videos feature Drew Gehling (Waitress), Olli Haaskivi (Mr. Robot) Celia Keenan-Bolger (Glass Menagerie), Margo Seibert (Rocky) and Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) as menstruators and non-menstruators with one thing in common: They love somebody who has a period.

RACKET's work aims to remove the taboo surrounding menstruation in our culture. The more openly we talk about it, the less room there is for shame to play a role. In these videos, we imagine a world where if you love her, you #KnowTheFlow.

You can help us make a racket: share this video, and use the hashtag to tell us how you/your boyfriend/your gay bestie/your doorman support the menstruators in your lives. Use the hashtag #KnowTheFlow and tag @we_racket.

Actress Margo Seibert and novelist Caroline Angell (All the Time in the World, Henry Holt 2016) are old pals from their college days. Together, they co-founded an initiative called RACKET. Their mission: to take shame out of periods.

RACKET thinks that all people deserve a shame-free relationship with their periods regardless of socioeconomic circumstances. We believe that access to menstrual hygiene products is an essential part of building agency for all menstruating people, and are fighting for this access on many different fronts. We regularly partner with arts organizations, businesses, churches, and shelters to collect menstrual hygiene products, and help facilitate their distribution to people with limited access. And we collaborate with journalists and activists to help publicize their work in the field of menstruation and gender equality.

For more information, please visit us at www.weracket.com.


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