CURRENT MOOD. Jag har mens/I'm on my period. If it's awesome? Nah, not really. This time it's bloody painful. Sometimes my pain is so severe I end up spending my day with my head in the toilet. So why did I choose the name 'My Period is Awesome' for our NGO?
The name My Period Is Awesome was chosen to challenge the taboo connected to menstruation and to wash away menstrual shame - once and for all. I remember talking to my midwife friends in 2014. when this journey started, and not even them had ONE positive thing to say about their period. How did we end up here? Shaming and collectively hating our bodies?
My Period Is Awesome want to go beyond just giving information by helping young people to explore and nurture positive values regarding their sexual and reproductive health. The social stigma around menstruation causes anxiety amongst many and leads to numerous negative consequences. Let's all work to end this now!
We have a campaign coming up on My Period Is Awesome during May. It's called #noperiodshame and is the brainchild of my dear colleague Shyaka Lawanyaaga Farid in Uganda. Influencers from Uganda, Kenya, Namibia, Sweden, the US and more are joining us on this quest to end period shame once and for all. Globally. And we would love for you to join us. Stay tuned and follow @myperiodisawesome
Want to learn more about My Period Is Awesome? Visit: myperiodisawesome.com