Sisters Devika and Saloni Kumar Create the MAHI Project: Providing Menstrual Education to Underprivileged...
by Gabbie Deonath - Follow @browngirlmag All photos courtesy of Devika and Saloni Kumar. Raised in Texas, sisters Devika and Saloni Kumar spent many vacations throughout their childhood and teenage years traveling back to India...
It all started with a t-shirt. Summer was approaching; clothing was becoming tighter and my t-shirts were clinging to my “budding breasts” as the doctor referred to them.
If the 2010s has been marked by debates on the pornification of women and sexualization of girlhood both in the public and private sphere, then it could be said that this has been accompanied by a wave of online activism which seeks to challenge dominant ideas of the female body, especially through social media.
It’s made from silicone and is BPA free, plastic free, color free, odor free, and basically, the perfect way to be nice to the environment because you can reuse the thing.
Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day! With the support of over 270 global partners, including the founding NGO WASH United, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Nations Children’s Fund, MH Day is annually celebrated on May 28th.
Meet Binti, a U.K.-based social enterprise that promotes menstrual dignity through access to sanitary protection and education.
Periods often get a bad rap in the South Asian community, because they are regarded as gross, as impure. You feel like crap, and much of the time you get treated like crap. Well, take out your granny panties, your pads and/or tampons, and let’s jump into this Red Sea.
BG Anagha reflects on how her South Indian "Ritushuddhi" menstrual ceremony truly celebrated her womanhood and affirmed her dual Indian-American identity.
Sikh Canadian, spoken word poet and author of “Milk and Honey” Rupi Kaur recently voiced her side of the controversy surrounding a photo she posted to Instagram last week on Huffington Post Live’s #FreeSpeechZone with Alyona Mink.
After spending my junior year summer interning with P&G for the Always and Tampax brands, I was determined to figure out a way to bring pads to women in developing countries who currently didn’t have access. This resulted in the formation of Saathi, where we began to think about
Actress Parineeti Chopra teaches a male journalist what having a period really means. The journalist tries to ask Chopra how it feels to be prohibited from praying or visiting a temple, while on her period, but he royally fails to word the question properly. That in turn, pushes Chopra to say, "it's a shameful thing" that he is clueless about a woman's health.
In some of the more rural areas of India, it is impossible for women to go to religious facilities, go to work or even do daily chores when it’s “that time of the month.” That’s why the unlikely story of Arunachalam Muruganantham of Coimbature, India has touched so many people and why he became the subject of the documentary by Amit Virmani called “Menstrual Man.”