“Nobody really talks about periods. Everybody knows what periods are, why it happens and how it happens but nobody really speaks up about it.
Talking about periods is considered to be somewhat of a “taboo” in India. The reason I want to bring about a change and try to educate people on menstrual health is because even in one of the best schools in Bombay, where I go, the students have to hide the fact that they are on their periods… They carry their pads in a small black bag and quickly walk to the washroom.
This is just the surface of the problem. In rural as well as urban areas, such as Mumbai, women don’t have affordable and good quality products for menstrual hygiene. This can lead to many deadly and possibly life-threatening diseases.
I want to raise funds for 40 girls in the slums of Mumbai to provide them with a menstrual hygiene kit which will last them 3 months.”
You could be a part of this online campaign by supporting Vyomesh Daga and Mandeep Kaur, as they surface the internet by being Myna’s Eye openers at the Tata Mumbai Marathon as ‘Individual Fundraisers’. If you wish to support the cause, click here and you will be able to contribute to making a change.