Who Else Wants to Smash Menstrual Taboos?

Who Else Wants to Smash Menstrual Taboos?

This spoken word piece was written for the Love Your Body event recently hosted in Mumbai.

Have you ever questioned the rules set down in most Hindu households during pooja and festivals? Few people know that our customs have changed significantly over thousands of years. A long time ago, women were respected and given rest during their days of menses. Women even used to meditate together in “menstrual huts” and bring the wisdom gained from those days back to their communities (read more: Menstrual Taboos and Ancient Wisdoms). These days though, women face shame, stigmas, and isolation.

Kya yeh badalne ka waqt hai?

(The spoken word starts at 0:45.)