India’s menstrual waste is estimated to be 1,13,000 tonnes annually. Around 121 million women and girls in India use disposable sanitary napkins. On average, an Indian woman bleeds 80 ml in one period cycle. A normal commercial pad can hold 5 ml to 7 ml of blood which means that women use at least 10 pads in one cycle. Sustainable menstruation refers to the usage of eco-friendly products during your period to contain your bleeding without it affecting the environment.
It’s often that we see the ugly face of social media, one that body shames its partakers, insults them and brings self esteem to an all time low. This monster is what some recent movements and campaigns aim to defeat, and achieve true wellness for all.
We all live complicated lives. We all make mistakes. Some we are proud of, and some we are not. Nevertheless, we all learn from them. Teen lives are complicated – always have been. But the millennial lives are even more complicated – something we are only starting to understand. Why do we do what we do? Do we know all the answers yet?