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Cycle Series – Transmasculine Menstruation

Using the power of visual methods and the art of storytelling, the Cycle Series engages the Pittsburgh community in vital action-oriented conversations about menstruation as a critical health and gender equity issue.

The Cycle Series of short films explores menstruation and how it affects the day to day lives of those living in Pittsburgh, specifically those experiences that are often overlooked. The short films are created by engaging in a dialogue with those who have experienced these challenges first hand, encouraging epic perspectives and highlighting the voices, words, and stories of those who seek to be heard. The resulting short films are a visually compelling format that is easy to share, and encourages community engagement with tough topics. Experiences of menstruation are nuanced and complex and it is precisely these details that our series addresses through visual imagery and personal narratives. The Cycle Series introduces the viewers to intimate experiences and initiates discussions about how different individuals and communities cope with menstruation, which will lead to a consideration of unique needs in future health research, interventions, and policies that affect those living in the city of Pittsburgh.

This second episode of the Cycle Series focuses on a trans masculine perspective on gender identity, reproductive health, and menstruation.

Featured on

Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station (90.5 WESA)

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Written, Produced & Directed by
Sara Liza Baumann

Jude Benedict Ess
Joanne Goodall
Vaughan Skinker

Music by
Jude Benedict & The Last Drop

Special Thanks to
Jessica Burke
John Cantine
Stephanie Creasy
Joanne Goodall
Jennifer Jones
Kara Mackinson
Vianca Masucci
Julian Mcclain
Elizabeth Miller
Sadie Mohler
Ino Popper
Sarah Rosso
Jordan Sang
Lyndsey Sickler
Olivia Stransky
Alex Zanin

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