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The bond between a woman and her menstrual cycle

The menstrual cycle is a natural process that occurs in most mammals and women. It is a sign of fertility and overall body development. While some people may find periods to be inconvenient or even painful, they can also be a source of strength and empowerment.

In layman's language, one would describe the process as one in which a woman emits blood out of her vagina. But its significance is really much more than that.

The beginning of a young girl’s period marks her entry into "dazzling womanhood". It is a time of great change and growth, both physically and emotionally.

Out of every one of the 300 million menstruating girls and women in the world every day, each one shares a unique connection with their periods at different stages of life and circumstances.

According to a newbie, the first few years are a replica of life in hell. Popping in medicines,

resting in pain with heat bags, and eating delectable food items, they fear getting closer to their days full of suffering, pain, struggle, and misery.

On the other hand, a girl in her youth, close to becoming a woman, is very much used to the

cycle by then. She knows how to handle it. Often, most of us are used to the pain, sure of the

flow, and aware of the remedies to cure it.

Lastly, the group of women who experience a break from their monthly period for around 12

months or irregular periods finally reach the end of their journey—menopause.

While some find the cycle of periods a curse, I couldn’t disagree more. The cycle of

menstruation is the perfect opportunity for us to learn more about ourselves and our bodies. It is a boon we should cherish, for I feel even stronger to be a young woman with periods.

Periods can be a source of bonding for women. They can provide a shared experience that helps women connect with each other and feel less alone. They can also be a source of strength and empowerment. When women talk about their periods openly and honestly, they can help break down the stigma that often surrounds menstruation.

I believe that the menstrual cycle is a beautiful and natural part of womanhood. It is a time for women to connect with their bodies and with each other. It is a time for strength, empowerment, and sisterhood.


photo credits: Lunette Menstrual Cup

written by: Jiah Shah

Edited by: Prahlad Madhu

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Jiya Chhugera
Jiya Chhugera
Jul 20, 2023

so touching i absolutely loved this one!

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