This was the essay I wrote for Halloween 2001.
If I were writing it now, I would have added:
As Katy Perry sang:
Okay. We went through a change once before. There were two options. Either pad or tampon.
Get the picture? It's an easy slippery slope from staying healthy to getting the power to rule the world. We're becoming Crones... women who hold their wise blood... shamans... the final phase of the moon. Uh, huh.