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Banished for Menstruating

2 I was eleven when I first bled. I was too scared about what I was going through. I remember running up to Amma crying loudly, “Amma, call Acha back. I am dying. I have cancer.” That’s what Indian cinema and two deaths from cancer in the extended family did to my tiny mind. In a hushed voice Amma...
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#Period Pride: Breaking Stereotypes

0 Menstruation is a taboo. Period. The recent debates on Sabrimala and menstruating women entering temple has seen endless debates and the #Readytowait vs #Righttopray campaign by Times Now saw huge response pouring in. For people who back the #ReadytoWait campaign, implies they also support old, “traditional” practices like Sati...
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Raising Awareness in Schools

6 Recently we visited a public school in Hyderabad to address girls. As I started to introduce myself and shared that the topic of discussion was menstrual hygiene management, the room when the quiet and the I could see the girls share curious glances with each other. The girls seemed...
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