About & Contact

cq what up Chella Quint (click her name for her home page) writes and edits the blog, zines, and books. She is a comedy writer, performer, public engager and education consultant originally from New York who now lives in Sheffield, England. She is the Sheffield Docfest 2013 Specialist Factual New Talent Pitch winner (and is making a short film about the history of menstruation with Mandrake Films and the Open University). She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education, focusing on femcare ads, media literacy, and changing attitudes to menstruation in secondary education. Her dissertation, Period Positive Schools, will be submitted in February, and her research has an accompanying campaign and website in development (check back soon for updates). In the meantime, use #periodpositive and @periodpositive on Twitter and download your own wearable stain! A lot of her education and engagement work is in science communication, sex and relationships education, human rights and social justice,  conflict resolution, health promotion and media literacy. She performed Adventures in Menstruating: This Time It’s Personal and presented a Stains TM poster at the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Making Menstruation Matter Conference in June 2013, This Ain’t Your Mama’s Maxipad was a poster she designed for the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research 2011 Conference (text co-authored with Dr. Elizabeth A. Kissling). Her prose poem, To The Leaking Girl, appeared in the Women’s Studies interdisciplinary journal special issue: Representations of the Menstrual Cycle, and her comedy activism has been extensively cited in New Blood: Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation and less extensively in Reclaiming the F Word.  Her zine covers and design work have been featured in Time Out London, Plan B, Stranded magazine, and the book Fanzines. Chella is the new comedy section editor of The F Word feminist blog, has contributed to Ms. Magazine blogElevate Difference (which was formerly Feminist Review), Girlfuture,  Sadie MagazineSubtext Magazine, and the Guardian Arts Blog.  Chella’s live work includes performances of It’s Not You. I Just Need Space. (interplanetary letters of love and rejection), at venues around the UK, annual Adventures in Menstruating Roadshows, public speaking engagements, science communication,  and sketch- and improv-based comedy when she’s got some free time.     You can email Chella here: chartyourcycle at gmail dot com find out more at her website: www.chellaquint.com or send post to:

Chella Quint
The Workstation
15 Paternoster Row
Sheffield, S1 2BX

She’d particularly welcome an email if you (in no particular order):

  • are involved in a similarly-themed project or are interested in this one and want to chat or collaborate
  • would like to publish something she’s written, request reprint permission, or commission some writing
  • would like to book her to speak, perform, lead a workshop or advise on policy
  • have something to contribute to the zine (writing, art, interview, ad analysis)
  • would like to submit a menstrually-themed product, performance or publication for  product testing or review
  • distro the zines already or want to do so in the future
  • are researching attitudes toward menstruation, advertising or menstrual activism or the comedy inherent therein