There is a lot of amazing work happening across the globe on menstruation. People have broken taboos in different ways, by being and by doing. Here is a list of 8 such amazing people!
- Kiran Gandhi
A musician and a Harvard graduate, 26 year old Kiran, completed the London Marathon during her period without a pad or a tampon, bleeding free, giving out a strong message to the world.
- Anshu Gupta
Anshu Gupta, founder of Goonj and a Magsaysay award winner, believes that that the problem lies in the fact that menstruation has been made into a women’s issue. Goonj turns cloth into an affordable, clean and easy to use napkins for rural women.
To break the taboo of menstruation , a Bristol based firm Coexsit has introduced a “period policy” where they provide women leave if they suffer pain during periods.
- Dilip Kumar
To cater to the menstrual needs of urban poor women, Dilip founded a social enterprise Sukhibhava, which works from distributing low cost napkins to organizing information sessions.
- Aditi Gupta
Aditi has been working in shattering the myths and educating women and girls about menstrual health and hygiene through her website, Menstrupedia.
- Nasreen Jehan
A fifteen year old student from Bihar, Nasreen Jehan, proudly wears a yellow and red beaded bracelet on her wrist to keep track of her menstrual calendar and talk about menstruation with my friends.
- Prakriti Kandel
15 year old Prakriti Kandel writes her novel, Imposter, a story set in a society where menstruation gives women superpowers.
- Anushka DasguptaAnushka, a high school senior from Kolkata, shared a picture of her stained pants on Facebook as she wanted to start an honest conversation about the existing menstrual stigma.
We, at Saral Designs, love them for their kickass work. We aim to contribute to field by making affordable high quality sanitary pads and making them available in areas where they are needed the most.