Why did I not think that the skirt was going to get soaked by doing that? So when you do it in public and there's physical evidence, it's taboo! 🙌🏼 Natalie: So I've written about this story on The Iconic blog but for those who don't know....I was 13, I peed myself at the mall. When I needed to use the restroom, it was closed for cleaning. I was like, "Shit, I'm gonna pee my pants." Then like ten minutes later when the restroom opened up, I ran to the stall. I'm glad I had girlfriends who responded by quickly buying me new jeans, underwear, and sandals clothes while I waited in the stall.I didn't have a second change of clothes because I was no longer at an age where I was peeing myself. As a kid, I used to pee all the time when I laughed. They could've gotten grossed out instead, but didn't.
😁 Kelsey: Honestly, very impressive logic as a child. Maria Luisa: I remember being very embarrassed about it. 🙏🏽 Natalie: Even as kids, you're able to pick up on how it's shameful. 💁🏻 Darby: The language is labeled as "potty talk." You're not supposed to bring it up in conversation. 😑 Melissa: I think as you get older you realize that peeing is something you do in very private settings. Think about the comments we get on Facebook, where women will put the blame back on the woman for leaking. But, what's exciting about this new generation of girls is that they're getting more complete conversation around pelvic floor health. But my friends were there and they didn't make fun of me.It was just a very awkward conversation with my mom. 🙃 Ahhhhh...feels good to *relieve* ourselves from our childhood embarrassments. It's not that it's small, exactly; rather, it's disagreeable; neurotic. In cahoots with some quietly disgruntled fold of my brain, the devil bag demands emptying only when it cannot be plausibly emptied.I feel like must have talked about it with my parents. Kelsey: At around 5, I was at my cousin's house for a sleepover. 😬 Group: 😳 😂 Maria Luisa: My problem was just that I was too lazy to go pee.I got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. But then, when I looked down, I realized that I totally missed the toilet. It was even outside the toilet rug and just directly on the floor! There were massive gardens at my elementary school. Because we wore skirts with our school uniforms, I thought if I just sat and opened my skirt, I could pee and somehow the pee wouldn't get on my skirt. But thankfully, my mom has always been very awesome with these types of conversations. She would never make me feel ashamed because she already knew how bad I already felt.