A scanner to stop menstruating women from entering the Sabarimala temple as suggested by the newly appointed chief of the Travancore Devaswom Board President, Prayar Gopalakrishnan, stoked up a huge controversy. Hence also raising the issue of menstruating women being impure and unclean. A young woman – Nikita Azad wrote an open letter to Gopalakrishnan, stating the gender issues implicit in his “dilemma”. Her letter went viral and the Happy To Bleed campaign kicked-off. Kudos girl!
A 22-year-old London-based designer Lili Murphy-Johnson came out with ‘Menstruation-Inspired’ jewelry to subvert the shame typically associated with menstruation by creating gorgeous statement pieces that bring “taboo” periods front-and-center.
Diamonds and gemstones and maxis, oh my — at least when it comes to this incredible collection of period-inspired jewelry that includes everything from tampon charm bracelets to panties with hand-sewn jeweled “period stains.” The spunky Murphy-Johnson said, “Periods should be a normal thing to talk about, but so often we feel embarrassed. I wanted my collection to take on the quality of jewelry that I like, but using the qualities of that jewelry to show people that periods can be beautiful” — and once you see her pieces, I think you’ll be inclined to agree.
WAY TO GO GALS!!!