Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Blood Falls

Blood Falls in Antarctica. Remind you of anything?

That glacier isn't actually bleeding, of course. If you want to read about what's really going on here, check out this article! It's a pretty cool story. (SPOILER: It's aliens. No really, read it.)

In the next Period Fairy post, I will publicly answer questions I have received about periods and vaginal health! I respect anonymity, so I will NOT name names. Get in any more questions to me via email, Facebook, or Twitter. See the end of this post for contact info.

Note: It's been just over a week since the submission window opened for the Period Fairy Mascot Contest! Remember the submission window closes at 11:55 PM October 31st! If you missed the post about the contest, look here.

 Submit your period and vaginal health or advice questions at:
My author Facebook page
Or Twitter @Je55ieMullin5

Cyber Hugs,

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Contest: Period Fairy Mascot

Calling all artists! Period Fairy needs a mascot! I'm no artist, so I want to open this to the people--to the daring cycle-breakers. You!

You submit the art. You vote for your favorites. 

Submissions start August 20, 2013
Submissions close on October 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone
Voting begins November 5
Voting ends December 5 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone
Winner announced December 7

Time left until submission deadline!

Submission rules:
You must be 18 years of age or older at the date of submission.
You must sign an online document stating that Period Fairy and Jessie Mullins have the right to post your artwork on this blog and other social media sites associated with this blog.
If you choose photography as your art form and you use a person as your model, this person must be at least 18 years of age and must sign the same documents allowing Period Fairy and Jessie Mullins to use the artwork on this blog and other social media platforms associated with this blog. 
Your artwork must be your original work.
Your artwork must not be published anywhere else in print or online.
You may choose whether you want your name and/or website listed below your art during the voting period. Indicate your preferences at the time of submission.
Rules are subject to change.   

What I'm looking for:
I reserve the right to refuse any artwork that is inappropriate or offensive in any way. If I reject your artwork, you may submit something else that is more appropriate.
You may use whatever form of art you wish as long as it can be uploaded and used on the internet.
Use your imagination. The theme is "Period Fairy".

How to submit:
Submit your artwork by emailing it to me at jessie(dot)mullins5(at)gmail(dot)com
Along with your artwork, please provide any information you wish to have posted with your work during the submission period i.e. your name and/or website. 
Your submission will not be complete until you sign the documents I will send you. See submission rules above.
You may retract your submission at any point during the submission period.

How to vote:
During the voting period, the submissions will be featured on this blog with a corresponding number. There will be three voting methods. You may vote using all three for a triple vote on your favorites (including yours), but you may only vote once on each social media channel. (A) Comment on the blog post saying, "I vote for number(s)..." For your vote to count, you must follow the blog. (B) "Like" my author page on Facebook and write on the wall saying, "Period Fairy vote number(s)..." (C) Follow me on Twitter @Je55ieMullin5 and tweet me, "Period Fairy vote number(s)..."
For votes to count, you must "Like" or "Follow". 

The artist to receive the most legitimate votes (see voting above) will be crowned as the winner. The winner will have their Period Fairy Mascot artwork featured on Period Fairy as the mascot! I will advertise this artwork and any artwork page you may have on this blog, my author Facebook page, and my Twitter. The winner will also receive, via email, a $20 gift card to a store or restaurant of their choice as long as the gift card can be purchased online.

Do you have any questions? Ask away! Comment below or send me an email at jessie(dot)mullins5(at)gmail(dot)com

The window for submissions is open now! Spread the word. Bon chance my wonderful artists!

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Added note:Due to an underwhelming response, the contest has been delayed until further notice.


Monday, August 19, 2013

The Red Badge of Courage

Have you seen The Camp Gyno? Yes --> Isn't it hilarious and super cute?
                                                       No--> Have you been in a coma?

Either way, here's the video. (Shout to out Allison for showing me this!)

If the video doesn't play, here's the link.

I'm dying to know what your favorite line is. Were you ever "The Camp Gyno"? Did or do you know someone who is? Comment below!

PS, Check out this post about my Period Blues Playlist.

PPS, If you're an artist or know an artist, stay tuned for a contest coming soon to a Period Fairy near you (it's this one)!    

Friday, August 2, 2013

UbyKotex Period Blues Playlist

Hey there!

I was challenged by UbyKotex to break the cycle by making a Period Blues playlist. What fun. What mad, splendid fun!

First, let's define Period Blues. Here's the urban dictionary definition:

NOTE: Urban Dictionary does not YET have a definition for Period Blues. So, I typed in the synonym, and that is just Period. Because, I mean, if you're on your period, chances are you're blue. (Unless you're a masochist or possibly happy you're not pregnant.)

Here is their definition for Period:

1. A period of pure agony for a female, lasting way too long. Signs of this state include screaming at anything that moves, rolling around on the couch in pain, and spending hours with cold water and stain remover. 

So, what music helps me get through this?
Check out my UbyKotex Period Blues playlist here! Comment below to let me know any or all of the following:

1) How would you define Period Blues?
2) Which song on my playlist is your favorite?
3) Which song do you think I should add?