2. Stigma Shame: Bringing Period Pain & Mental Health Into the Conversation with Ashley Greene Khoury & Olivia Khoury


 Ashley Greene-Khoury and Olivia Khoury are the co-CEOs of Hummingway, a brand that, like The Big Silence, is tackling its own taboo topic: periods. Ashley is an actress, artist, and model who, when faced with her own period pain, turned to her family for support since information relevant to half of the human population was surprisingly scarce. Together with her sister-in-law Olivia, she set out to find a better way of finding hormonal harmony. We talk about the role of the menstrual cycle in our mental health, managing your mental wellbeing while balancing a career and a business, and the different resources available for seeking help. Whether you experience period pain or not, this conversation shines a light on the dangers of keeping difficult topics in the dark.


“The Big Silence” theme song written and performed byJames Nicholas Kinney.

Executive Handyman, Bobby Goldstein.


The Big Silence is produced and published byCrate Media.

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April 12, 2022

Thank you for this episode. I’m taking this information to my doctor… because this new information “PMDD” makes so much sense I started to cry… ok so I can try to make sense of what is going with me.

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