#puberty and I never really got along. When it struck, I turned more awkward; disgusted and disappointed with myself, unable to conform to what peers felt a teenager should look like. There was no place for a #biggirl .
Along with this I-hate-how-I-look phase came the #monthlywoes .Okay, shy away if this makes you uncomfortable but I am going to have my say. The pain, the blood, the discomfort, the rashes, the smell, the chemists who secretly wrapped the #sanitarynapkins in brown paper bags and black plastic ones, the elders who said I shouldn't be going to a temple or doing something nice, the woes of #menstruation didn't just end here.
Years of suffering from #menometrorrhagia (yup, that's a word that really does exist for those of us who aren't aware), the pills that didn't help much, the #stress of this added to all the stress in life, going through days of heavy #menstruation also meant use of #nondegradable , non #ecofriendly , #plastic laden sanitary napkins or pads that left behind marks of shame, the rashes and the ever rising #carbonfootprint that I had, thanks to my ever growing pile of used napkins.
Fast forward to today, a few months of being a happy rash-free #cupvert , I almost puked, taking in a whiff of that smell we so recognise, in the aisle stocked with the many brands of #femininecare products at the store, until I was delightfully surprised to see a lone #menstrualcup , ready to be picked up by anyone who wants to change, convert and rediscover this phase of I-love-how-I-feel in life where I am now.
#thisisme and I am trying to move towards #sustainability , #onestepatatime :) #thosedays #changeisgood - 7 months ago