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
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 ...