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Campaign, Community Service, Gifting, Girls in Need, Health, Increase Access, Menstrual Hygiene, Menstruation, MHDay2019, Period, Period Positive, Period Poverty -

Menstruation. Period. Some of us own it, while it's a taboo for some. The length of a menstrual cycle is, most commonly, 28 days. Of these 28 days, women menstruate - or get their period - for an average of 5 days. Hence 5/28, which is 28th May in the MM/DD format, is celebrated as Menstrual Hygiene Day! Through the efforts of the organizers and their partners, what MH Day does is: breaks the silence, raises awareness and changes negative social norms around Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), and engages decision-makers to increase the political priority and catalyze action for MHM, at global,...

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body positivity, body shaming, lifestyle -

While looking at yourself in the mirror, have you ever caught yourself wishing you looked prettier? Doesn’t every woman feel self-conscious in front of the mirror? This self-consciousness with regards to appearances is largely due to the established imperfect ideas of beauty - which has paved the way for body shaming. Over the last decade, body shaming has been aggravated due to social media. Someone posts a photo of themself in a bikini, showing off their curves, and there will be people who body shame in the comments. “You look fat in that dress”, “That dress is too revealing for...

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  In today’s world, where women are fighting hard to make their mark, those five days of the month are dreaded by most, no? Those five days of pain, discomfort and mood swings are just not welcome. And many even wonder why do we have to go through this gruesome event month after month for half of our life? Let me give you an Ayurvedic perspective to this. Most people know Ayurveda as the science of Indian medicine. But that’s not it! Because Ayurveda is about ‘Health’ first and then ‘Medicine’. The term ‘Ayurveda’ literally translates to ‘The Science of...

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Health, lifestyle, Menstruation -

Growing up a lot of us have felt that immense curiosity: What’s in amma’s bag? As a kid, being forbidden to touch my mother’s bag, only made me more curious. And now, here we are; grown adults with our very own handbags! But apart from candy wrappers and loose change, what are those essential  things that your mother might have put in her bag?   Here a few, all-important items that you could benefit from having in your handbag: Handkerchief Be it wiping off smeared lipstick, spilled ketchup, a rogue sneeze— the uses of a handkerchief are endless. Make sure you always have one with you wherever you go. A pack of tissue...

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The first time someone told me 'hush, girls don’t shout!', was when I was five. I was at the park with my brothers, my friends, and we were on the ring-a-round. I was screaming, happy, gleeful peals of laughter that only children get away with. My skirt flying, hair messy, knees dirty, I came back to my disapproving mother. “You’re not a boy,” she said. “Girls must be quieter.” At five years old, innocently and unknowingly, I nodded and bowed my head. “Sorry, ma.”   The second time was when I was seven. The class bully had just yanked off my...

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