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Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui breaks taboos by letting women know it’s okay to swim during menstruation

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
u Yuanhui's goofy and unfiltered persona has made her a social media star in China during the Rio Olympics, and she was characteristically open about discussing her period on Chinese state television.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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