| By Ria Sewlani | “Men do have periods. Trans men, trans masculine people, agender, genderqueer, and non-binary people have periods. Because of the way we talk about periods, some of us feel broken when we bleed. I feel broken when I bleed.” — Quinn Rhodes, a genderfluid blogger. All of us dread those daysContinue reading “Queer Periods: A Case of Identity Crisis”
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Feeling insecure about your body on your periods? It’s not you, it’s period-related body dysmorphia!
By Avnee Satija It’s 9:00 a.m. in the morning and you have just woken up with your period. You rush to the loo and as you change, you notice yourself in the mirror, period cramps now become the least of your worries. There are days when I wake up and can’t look at myself inContinue reading “Feeling insecure about your body on your periods? It’s not you, it’s period-related body dysmorphia!”
Maharashtra’s Beed District: The Womb-Less Village.
By Priyanka Gulati Image source: The Quint Vrandavani Sandeep, a 36-year-old woman from a village named Umrad Jahagir, had a hysterectomy or had her womb removed two years ago. She tells Al Jazeera, “Given the water shortage, work is scarce. We cannot afford to lose it over our female problems (menstruation).” This situation is not unique toContinue reading “Maharashtra’s Beed District: The Womb-Less Village.”
How society has been dismissing period pain.
I thought my periods were a nightmare until my friend narrated her period story to me! I was having a brain-fart when I first sat down to write this article because my indecisive ass could not fixate on one story to share. Exasperated, I texted my friends and asked them if they had any periodContinue reading “How society has been dismissing period pain.”
SAY NO TO SHAME.
This incident occurred when I was in middle school. Every day, after school I and my friends used to walk home in a cluster, chit-chatting all the way. Sometimes, we would stop by the food stalls and indulge ourselves in hot samosas, mouth-watering chaats and juices. It was the season of summer and all ofContinue reading “SAY NO TO SHAME.”
TREK WITH RED.
Hi! I am a 20-year-old girl with a story to share. My tryst with menstruation started when I was 15. My periods, although regular, have always been troublesome as I suffer from the worst of the worst period cramps during the first few days of my cycle. This pain, most naturally, ushers in a seriesContinue reading “TREK WITH RED.”
A MAN’S JOURNEY THROUGH MENSTRUATION.
As a man, I felt a little out of place writing a piece that expresses my feelings and views on something which is entirely female and never distinctly affected me. ‘No uterus, no opinion’ seems to be the unwritten law for someone to have an opinion about menstruation. However, then it hit me that myContinue reading “A MAN’S JOURNEY THROUGH MENSTRUATION.”
THE DAY I WAS CELEBRATED.
It was awkward having your extended family along with your family friends, colleagues of your parents, and almost half the town celebrating the fact that your vagina now bleeds every month. But then again, in a country like India where the taboo surrounding menstruation is so stringent and entrenched, I guess having yours celebrated wasContinue reading “THE DAY I WAS CELEBRATED.”
CHUMS IN CHUNKS.
I am a 45-year-old woman, unfortunately, my experience with periods has not been a pleasant one. At the age of 14, my battle with menstruation started. Being anemic, my hemoglobin levels were always very low. This means that once I started bleeding during my periods there was no putting a stop to it. My vaginaContinue reading “CHUMS IN CHUNKS.”