Dakota Johnson recently got real about her period and tbh, same girl.
For some context, Johnson and Moorhouse had been discussing what Johnson would buy at a drugstore for $30.
“hair clips and candy and eye drops. Gum. Bobby pins.”
But back to Dakota’s visit from Aunt Flow.
Dakota’s discussion of her period came somewhat unsolicited when she was asked,
“What’s one unanswered question you still have about beauty?”
While most of our minds might go to “What’s really the best night cream?” or “How early is too early to start anti-aging products?”, Dakota’s mind went to a much more practical and mysterious place.
She answered the question with this:
“If I’m honest, my hormonal changes during my menstrual cycle are ruining my life. Every month. It’s unbelievable. It’s really fucking amazing.”
She went on to revel in the mystery of menstruation:
“I can’t get a grip on it. I’m like, what? Every time, I’m totally scandalized about what happens to my body and my brain. My boobs are like eight times the size they normally are. It’s really a traumatic thing, and it happens every month. I just can’t get used to it.”
She went on to talk about the confusion of birth control.
“It’s also very tricky to figure out what type of birth control you’re meant to be on, and if it’s even healthy. This is something that, again, I’m advocating with Global Citizen: Reproductive education. What it means to have a woman body, and how do you honor it the right way? How do you not jam chemicals into your brain in order to feel good? It’s a remarkable thing. I really would like to understand and be able to manage things a little better, know what’s happening in my body, and know what I’m putting into it.”
The actress has every girl around raising their hands in agreement.
Dakota Johnson talking about periods in the way only she can… I am here for that all damn day long! pic.twitter.com/79nTLPo9xX
— Lottie Mills ???????????????????????????????????????????????? ☽ (@Roseville_Girl) February 11, 2019
“I understand you babe”
can we start a campaign on behalf of dakota johnson to ban periods ???? https://t.co/0M4sSWLkLp
— alesha (@v0guedakota) February 11, 2019
it is tho…https://t.co/rhEyRggNId
— ????Nicole Elements???? (Youtuber) (@nicoleelements) February 11, 2019
— @nanfixus (@nandamie77) February 11, 2019
Others are thankful that Dakota is speaking about birth control and how it’s far from perfect.
"It’s also very tricky to figure out what type of birth control you’re meant to be on, and if it’s even healthy. This is something that, again, I’m advocating with Global Citizen: Reproductive education."????
— Mєℓℓis ಌ (@mellis_101) February 11, 2019
Dakota falando sobre a importância de controle de natalidade saudavel me lembrou meu médico dizendo que anticoncepcionais são venenos. É mesmo importante achar o melhor método para si. Cada uma é de forma diferente. https://t.co/53HeZgCSW0 #DakotaJohnson
— daniela (@daniellelizza) February 11, 2019
“Dakota talking about the importance of healthy birth control reminded me of my doctor saying that contraceptives are poisons. It’s really important to find the best method for you. Each one is a different way.”
"Se eu for honesta, minhas alterações hormonais durante o meu ciclo menstrual estão arruinando a minha vida. Eu não consigo me controlar. Meus seios são como oito vezes o tamanho que eles normalmente são." – #DakotaJohnson
100% de identificação ???? pic.twitter.com/YM9crbB3Qi
— DakoNina Johnson (@NinaMagia) February 11, 2019
“If I’m honest, my hormonal changes during my menstrual cycle are ruining my life. I can’t control myself. My breasts are like eight times the size they normally are. “-100% identification ????”
And don’t forget Johnson’s work with Global Citizen ????.
— Dakoholics (@Dakoholics) September 30, 2018
I’m so glad she’s upfront about the many things women go through, from the horrors and tragedies to the monthly annoyance of periods.