It was an epic train journey across Canada and I had some malady that made me whoozy. Just re-reading “Are you there God, it’s me Margaret” by Judy Blume – one of my teenage favourites – was a struggle.
When I realised they changed the belts to pads I almost fell off that train – one of my strongest and most enjoyable memories of the book and they went and changed it like it was a tampon instruction manuel – I got a case of the changin’ history blues.
Here’s my article about why notes are good but re-writes are bad and here’s a picture of an old sanitary belt.
Changin’ Bleedin’ History as it appeared on For Books’ Sake on 7 December 2012.