Kat Arney

TES talks to…Chella Quint

The menstrual educator and advocate tells Kat Arney why we need better education about periods, and how teachers can help to dispel taboos

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Chella Quint spent the first years of her teaching career leading a secret double life. By day, she was a drama teacher and her school’s “go-to” person for PSHE; by night she was performing stand-up comedy about periods and addressing the misconceptions promoted by adverts for menstrual products.

“My lessons were rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, I was creating schemes of work the kids were really enjoying, and I was feeling confident as a teacher. But in my free time, I was doing comedy and street art and working on fanzines – I never stopped doing that kind of DIY punk thing. It took the edge ...

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