Anita Diamant & Melissa Berton
in conversation with Michaela Pereira
discussing the book,
“Period. End of Sentence.
A New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice“
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New York Timesbestselling author Anita Diamant and Academy-Award winning producer and Executive Director of The Pad Project Melissa Berton in conversation with journalist and host of Fox 11’s “Good Day LA” Michaela Pereira discussing their new book “Period. End of Sentence.: A New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice.”
Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Boston Girl, The Red Tent, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night, and the collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. An award-winning journalist whose work appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, and many others, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. She lives in Massachusetts. Visit her website.
Melissa Berton is an Academy Award-winning producer for Best Documentary Short (2019) for PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE., available on Netflix, Melissa Berton is a Los Angeles-based teacher, writer, and speaker. She is the Founder & Executive Director of The Pad Project, a non- profit organization dedicated to the principle that “a period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education.” In recognition of her human rights work, Berton received the 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Global Women’s Rights Award. Visit her website.
Michaela Pereira is an award-winning journalist and host of FOX 11’s daily flagship program “Good Day LA.” She is a well-known media personality having hosted her own daily national show on CNN’s sister station HLN, as a longtime member of the KTLA morning news team and host of CNN’s “New Day”. She is a community and human rights supporter, advocating for women and children as a member of the board of directors for the Long Beach Boys & Girls Club and the advisory board of Optimist Youth Home. She has received many awards for her work as a journalist and philanthropist. She is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a native of Canada. Visit her website.
“Period. End of Sentence. [is] filled with rich personal testimonies, details on political organizing strategy, and Diamant’s own wisdom on issues ranging from religious rituals surrounding menstruation to pop culture celebrations of periods to menstrual product marketing critiques… Diamant knowingly and lovingly represents it all—with the keen eye of a reporter, the soul of a storyteller, and the voice of a trusted narrator. Her commitment to social justice and dignity for all shines through.”—Marie Claire
From beloved New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Anita Diamant comes a timely collection of essays to help inspire period positive activism around the globe, with foreword by Academy Award winning producer
When Period. End of Sentence. won an Oscar in 2019, the film’s co-producer and Executive Director of The Pad Project, Melissa Berton, told the audience: “A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education.” Continuing in that revolutionary spirit and building on the momentum of the acclaimed documentary, this book outlines the challenges facing those who menstruate worldwide and the solutions championed by a new generation of body positive activists, innovators and public figures.
Including interviews from people on the frontlines—parents, teachers, medical professionals, and social-justice warriors—Period. End of Sentence. illuminates the many ways that menstrual injustice can limit opportunities, erode self-esteem, and even threaten lives. This powerful examination of the far-ranging and quickly evolving movement for menstrual justice introduces today’s leaders and shows us how we can be part of the change.
Fearless, revolutionary, and fascinating, Period. End of Sentence. is an essential read for anyone interested in empowering women, girls, and others around the world.