We have something scandalous to proclaim: Women have periods. Wow. Can you believe it? Okay, so it鈥檚 actually not scandalous at all, but rather a totally normal part of being a woman. Slowly but surely, the long-established taboo around menstruation seems to be breaking down. Anyone remember when Chinese Olympic聽swimmer Fu Yuanhui boldly聽told a reporter about her period struggles after she lost a race? Now there鈥檚 a new menstruation maven (lol, sorry, it just felt natural) paving the way to period normalcy: supermodel Victoria Cain.

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The British model recently opened up to UK publication The Independent about what it鈥檚 like dealing with her period during fashion week. And to be honest, it sounds less than ideal. She explains that when the week-long event rolls around, it requires standing in line for hours at castings.

She tells the Independent, 鈥淚t鈥檚 horrible because you can feel it and you can鈥檛 go to the toilet because you lose your spot. You think, do I lose a possible job or wait for another half an hour? So you just put up with the leakiness.鈥 The solution? Wearing a lot of black, apparently.

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Additionally, when a gig has already been landed and the outfit has been tailored, it doesn鈥檛 always fit quite right for those days when you鈥檙e bloated. But it鈥檚 the dreaded period skin that causes Cain the most anxiety. 鈥淭he thing that stresses me out most about getting my period during fashion week is my acne-prone skin. It鈥檚 like my period is smack bang on my face,鈥 she says.

But what鈥檚 the industry to do? Surprisingly, Cain seems to have accepted it鈥檚 a just setback of a job that鈥檚 primarily based on appearance. 鈥淎 lot of people can鈥檛 see behind the glitz and glam of modeling,鈥 she tells the newspaper. 鈥淭hese things happen all the time. The vast majority of a models鈥 time is standing in line for hours for a job hundreds of girls are all competing for鈥 Personally, I don鈥檛 see what the industry can do at all, it is what it is and it is tough at times.鈥

Fashion is a notoriously聽cut-throat industry and it鈥檚 definitely not an easy problem to solve. But perhaps an industry that鈥檚 primarily made up of women could take a sec to think about how it can be more accepting of a natural occurrence that happens to most people they have walking the runways? Just a thought.

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