When we asked the audience at the beginning of the seminar if they can spare 2 hours of their time, a cacophony of murmurs ran through the room in resistance for such a long session. So, we demanded for 1 hour, however, we knew that we were deceiving them. Wherever we have hosted our seminars, it has always crossed the two hours mark, which makes us wonder, why do our seminars last so long!
Through our seminars, it is the first time most of the women are openly discussing about menstruation. Many women want to share their experiences and problems, but because menstruation is still a taboo topic, no such environment for open discussion is available. When one lady initiates a conversation, then slowly all of the women feel more comfortable as everyone is able to relate to one thing or the other.
This initial igniting catalyst must be present to start the discussion. This is the role we played so that they can break this taboo and talk to their peers, family, and especially the male members. The more we talk, the more our society shall progress. It all starts with a conversation. Who will you play the role of the catalyst with?
Thanks to Rupal ji and other organising committee at IITK for allowing us to host the session. Session held by Anita Gupta and me.
Cindy Belardo and Abhishek Yadav
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