The Time of the month, Code Red, Unlucky Day, Shark Week, Tummy Ache, and many more were the euphemisms or the so-called code words for *PERIODS* or 'The one who shall not be named', when I was in my school.
It makes me wonder, what was the need to use those code words?
Why was I feeling shy to admit that I am on my periods?
What is the need to hide a simple fact that all females bleed once a month for 3-5 days, marking the essence of being in the reproductive phase?
Just because I am bleeding doesn't mean I am impure and can't attend a puja or go to the temple or for the matter of fact, cook in my kitchen. And it's not like having periods is a great experience for my body; it makes me feel bloated, causes cramps, back aches, leg pain, diarrhoea/constipation, etc. So during 'this' time of the month, the time when I actually need someone's help to encourage me and uplift my mood, 'Society' just makes me feel that I am impure. WHY?
I bleed PROUD. I am not ashamed of what the society thinks about my periods. I need the idea about periods to change. "We" need this idea of periods to change.
If you are someone who is reading this post and whose belief is similar, please share this post with the hasthtag #bleedproud,
so that more number of people read it and feel proud of themselves.
'Be the change that you wish to see in the world.'
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