“This is my own body and so many others bodies, yet we are clueless so much of the time about what is going on”
Earlier last month, Hannah Witton launched her new book The Hormone Diaries at The Pages Cheshire Street in London. Upon arriving at the book shop we were immediately greeted with what can only be described as an abundance of love for the sex and relationship content creator.
GOOD MORNING! My book #TheHormoneDiaries is out today & I got nails to match! 💙💛❤️
The Hormone Diaries is all about what it’s like living with your period, the trials & tribulations & the fucking shit show that is figuring out contraception.
GET IT ONLINE & IN BOOKSHOPS! pic.twitter.com/VnmiOfIZU9
— Hannah Witton (@hannahwitton) June 13, 2019
If you have been following the videos series on Hannah’s channel, also entitled The Hormones Diaries, the book is of a similar vein but when speaking to TenEighty, Hannah promised, new voices and new information not seen in the videos before.
The Hormone Diaries focuses on taboo subjects such as periods, contraception, and much more. From the first page, it is clear a lot of research went into the book to ensure it was inclusive for every walk of human, every gender and every race of all ages.
With new information, comes new research so we asked Hannah to share a couple of interesting things she discovered in the book, she informed us, “the first pill that came out had 10 times the amount of hormones needed to prevent pregnancy and the current development of contraception for penises”.
In a sea of red balloons (for period blood duh) it became strikingly obvious, there was the importance of a book of this kind within society. Fellow Youtuber, Leena Normington, who was at the launch said, “I think that we are owed about 200 books on hormones and women’s bodies and this (the book) has gone some way to repay the debt that history left us with.” She also added, “I’ve been dipping into it already and I’ve been learning a lot.”
Sanne Vliegenthart was also in attendance and echoed those sentiments. “I love that it has so many different people’s opinions and experiences in it and I think that’s so fun to read because there are bound to be things in there I haven’t heard anyone talk about or that I’ve experienced myself but very different”
Throughout the evening guests were provided with drink and food and the night culminated with a speech by Hannah who thanked everyone from her parents and loved ones to her managers and editors.
The book is laid out in Five parts covering everything from getting your period for the first time to pregnancy and menopause. The Hormone Diaries by Hannah Witton (Wren & Rook, £9.99) is out now, and can be purchased online on Waterstones and Amazon, as well as in store.
Read out recent article about Hannah raising money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Alternatively, read about Carrie Hope Fletcher narrating the Our Stop audiobook.