Today we held our session at Ashwini Girls Hostel, Indira Nagar, which consisted of young women who are in high school or preparing for their undergraduate studies and all of them have an intention of becoming doctors and are preparing for that. The best part about them was their undivided intention throughout the whole session. Credits to Harpreet ji and Anita ji for creating such an environment. 18 of these young women bought 20 menstrual cups today.
As always, there is some hesitance and shyness to share personal experiences at the beginning, however, that barrier breaks very soon. In our society, women don’t speak about this topic, but somewhere they know they can share. We know that every woman can relate to the next one if they start sharing. In our setting, we make it easy enough for the attendees to open up. Sometimes, it is the first time that person may be opening up about it. We are hoping that our initiative will open conversations in their respective social circles.
From personal experience, we have found that working on such initiatives does not require too much monetary support. This is good because one can save a small sum and then with a little bit of organization can easily start a program like this. Once started, you keep meeting more and more people who want you to visit their place and hold such educational sessions. I have only a week left in Lucknow but we have so many more places we would like to cover.