Shoot Tampons At Period Stigma In This New Video Game

Two NYC high school students met at the summer intensive computing program Girls Who Code and created menstrual magic with their final project. Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser’s Tampon Run is the first game to tackle period stigma with super cute interactive visuals where you throw tampons at your enemies all while trying to stock up on shimmering boxes of sanitary products. The opening message speaks to the cultural invisibility of this basic bodily function and packs a pretty political punch. It states: “Hopefully one day menstruation will be as normal, if not more so, than guns and violence have become in our society. Normal enough to place in a video game without a second thought.” Preach, ladies. Tampon Run definitely deserves a crowning spot on our next list of Menstrual Moments.

For more on girls who’ve got game, check out our interview with Phoenix Perry about her Code Liberation Foundation.