MY PERIOD STORY

Have a period experience that really stood out for you?

Share your story in 150 words or more and get featured on our homepage!

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YOUR STORY CAN BE ABOUT

How has the lockdown impacted your periods?
How do you manage your periods in school/college/workplace?
How did you first find out about periods?
An experience of switching menstrual products
An experience of busting a common myth or misconception around periods.

Your story will be evaluated by an expert jury (announcement coming soon!) and could be among the top twenty featured on our homepage and sent to the Ministry of Women and Child Development! Plus, you'll be awarded an Amazon voucher worth₹2500 and your own official #Periodपाठ merchandise!

Deadline for entries: May 31

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How to write a winning entry:

Contest rules:

  • Publish your story on Youth Ki Awaaz by May 31
  • Your story shouldn't exceed 600 words
  • Help us find your story by giving it a title in this format: My Period Story: Your Title
  • Make sure your story doesn't violate Youth Ki Awaaz's Community Guidelines
  • Send your submission in English or Hindi
  • Share your story with your friends and family and ask them to 'upvote' it
  • 10 winners will be picked from entries in English and 10 winners from entries in Hindi for Amazon vouchers worth ₹2500 and official #Periodपाठ merchandise!
Selection Criteria:
  • Uniqueness of content
  • Writing style and personalisation
  • Intersections of the issue explored
  • Flow and ease of reading
  • Originality (Plagiarising is a legal offence)
  • Language criteria: 10 winners will be selected by an expert jury from English entries, and 10 from Hindi entries
  • Stories will be judged largely basis content quality (80%), and number of page views and upvotes will be an added bonus (20%)!

Share your story and and get featured on our homepage!

Deadline for entries: May 31

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A former Assistant Secretary with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in West Bengal for three months, Lakshmi Bhavya has been championing the cause of menstrual hygiene in her district. By associating herself with the Lalana Campaign, a holistic menstrual hygiene awareness campaign which is conducted by the Anahat NGO, Lakshmi has been slowly breaking taboos when it comes to periods and menstrual hygiene.

A Gender Rights Activist working with the tribal and marginalized communities in india, Srilekha is a PhD scholar working on understanding body and sexuality among tribal girls, to fill the gaps in research around indigenous women and their stories. Srilekha has worked extensively at the grassroots level with community based organisations, through several advocacy initiatives around Gender, Mental Health, Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for the indigenous in Jharkhand, over the last 6 years.

Srilekha has also contributed to sustainable livelihood projects and legal aid programs for survivors of sex trafficking. She has been conducting research based programs on maternal health, mental health, gender based violence, sex and sexuality. Her interest lies in conducting workshops for young people on life skills, feminism, gender and sexuality, trauma, resilience and interpersonal relationships.

A Guwahati-based college student pursuing her Masters in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bidisha started the #BleedwithDignity campaign on the technology platform Change.org, demanding that the Government of Assam install
biodegradable sanitary pad vending machines in all government schools across the state. Her petition on Change.org has already gathered support from over 90000 people and continues to grow.

Bidisha was selected in Change.org’s flagship program ‘She Creates Change’ having run successful online advocacy
campaigns, which were widely recognised. Through the #BleedwithDignity campaign; she organised and celebrated World Menstrual Hygiene Day, 2019 in Guwahati, Assam by hosting a wall mural by collaborating with local organisations. The initiative was widely covered by national and local media, and the mural was later inaugurated by the event’s chief guest Commissioner of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) Debeswar Malakar, IAS.

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