Today, more than 800 million people will have a period. And of those people, many know the anxiety that can come with playing sports during that time of the month. What if there’s leakage? How do I play through the pain?

Layshia Clarendon gets it. “I have had a period since I was in middle school,” said the Minnesota Lynx player. “Especially wearing white uniforms, it unfortunately just becomes code with athletes to be like, ‘I’m on my period, check me!’”

Clarendon, who uses all pronouns, is already changing the world for the better. He’s the first openly trans and nonbinary player in the WNBA, and is the first player to have top surgery. Read More