Janet Mbugua is officially a published author following the launch of her new book titled ‘My First Time’.

The book has been months in the making as the former Citizen TV news anchor continues to tackle the stigma associated with menstruation. Ever since she went public about her battle with Endometriosis in March, Janet has been actively raising awareness about painful and prolonged menses.

‘My First Time’ is a continuation of Janet’s impassioned work to “change lives and conversations around a topic which, from my experience and interactions, is a most difficult one to have”.

Janet says the book, published by Longhorn Publishers, “is for every girl, mother, son, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, teacher, pastor, Imam”.

“My First Time’ by Janet Mbugua, together with Longhorn Publishers, put together some very memorable stories from people you know and love and those who you will come to know and connect with, talking about the one thing that we have created so much stigma around – Periods,” said Janet.

The media personality also announced that 10 per cent of the proceeds from the book sales will go to providing innovative solutions for access and information and solutions to addressing period poverty, with the Menstrual Hygiene Management centre being one of them.

“It’ll also be a tool for influencing policy change which we deeply need,” said Janet.

You can expect to hear more about the book directly from the horse’s mouth tonight when K24’s Betty Kyallo hosts Janet on ‘Up Close with Betty’.

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Good God! Good people! I have a book! It’s the labor of love I talked about a few weeks ago and I hope and pray it changes lives and conversations around a topic which, from my exeperience and interactions, is a most difficult one to have. For every girl, mother, son, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, teacher, pastor, Imam…this one is for you! 'My First Time' by Janet Mbugua, together with Longhorn Publishers, put together some very memorable stories from people you know and love and those who you will come to know and connect with, talking about the one thing that we have created so much stigma around – Periods. It's only fitting to celebrate #NationalPeriodDay with this announcement. You can pre-order your copy now! Link in my bio. 10% of proceeds will go to providing innovative solutions for access and information and solutions to addressing period poverty with the Menstrual Hygiene Management centre (see earlier posts from today) being one of them. It’ll also be a tool for influencing policy change which we deeply need. Follow me here and on @myfirsttimestories for updates. Buy a book, change a life 🙏🏾 #MyFirstTime #MenstruationMatters #PeriodEqualityNow #EndPeriodShame

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