In a country that has a long way to go when it comes to menstrual rights, health and women’s freedom, it’s about time we start speaking up!
What if we told you that ending menstrual shame isn’t the end of menstrual awareness? Have you ever wondered how menstrual choices impact one’s health and community? We’re trying to initiate a conversation that hasn’t been making headlines, but maybe, if you watch these videos, you can help us do that. We (Raashi, Shubhayan and Ajita) created these with Boondh (a social enterprise working in menstrual health management), as Young India Fellows from Ashoka University.
Watch this video to understand what sanitary napkins cost women and the environment:
If you’ve been troubled by “traditional” menstrual practices, here’s a video to serve as a conversation starter to share your concerns with your family and friends:
The community of sustainable menstruators is growing in India. We’re a supportive bunch, and happy with our menstrual cups and cloth pads. If you want to know what a menstrual cup is and how it works, take a look at the following videos:
Happy World Menstrual Hygiene Day and happy viewing!
Here’s to making every day an #MHMDay for enhanced engagement, support, policies, programs and conversations on menstruation!
(GIF credit: Mariko)