Menstruation, Yoga und weiße Leggins

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“Ich blute, weil ich eine Frau bin” mit dieser selbstbewußten Haltung geht diese Yoga-Lehrerin gegen die Scham gegenüber dem monatlichen Bluten der Frauen vor. Auf Instagram teilte sie ein Video, in dem sie selbstbewußt ihre Asanas in einem weißen Anzug durchführt. Und ein Blutfleck vor ihrem Geburtskanal macht die ganze Sache ziemlich brisant.

Frauen kennen dieses Gefühl, wenn in einer weißen Hose was daneben gegangen ist. Anstatt mit Scham, geht sie etwas überzeugter mit der Sache um. Nebenbei macht sie noch Werbung für ‘Organic Tampons’ – wie auch immer diese zusammengesetzt sind.

Es geht ihr mit dieser Aktion wohl darum, auf den natürlichen und nicht ganz so unkomplizierten Verlauf einer Menstruation hinzuweisen. Ein Handikap, welches zahlreiche Frauen und junge Mädchen oftmals von ihren alltäglichen Aufgaben wie arbeiten oder zur Schule gehen aufhält.

Ihr Aufruf:

“START talking about it. Educate your daughters. Make them understand that it can be both an inconvenience and a gift, but NEVER something to be ashamed about. Educate your sons so they don’t recoil from the word tampon. So when a girl bleeds through her khaki shorts in third period (pun intended), they don’t perpetuate the cycle of shame and intolerance.”

I am a woman, therefore, I bleed. . It's messy, it's painful, it's terrible, & it's beautiful. . And yet, you wouldn't know. Because I hide it. . I bury things at the bottom of the trash. I breathe, ragged and awkward through the cramps, all the while holding onto this tight lipped, painted on smile. . Tampons? Shhh. We don't say those words out loud. Hide them. In the back pocket of your purse, in the corner of the bathroom drawer, at the very bottom of your shopping cart (please let me get a female cashier). . Events or engagements get missed. I'll tell myself it’s the PMS, sure, but it has more to with the risk of being "caught," at what…I'm not quite sure. . And I’m lucky. . Over 100 million young women around the globe miss school or work for lack of adequate menstrual supplies, & fear of what might happen if the world witnesses A NATURAL BODILY FUNCTION. . WHY? . Because hundreds of years of culture have made us embarrassed to bleed. Have left us feeling dirty and ashamed. . STOP PRETENDING. Stop using silly pet names like Aunt Flo because you're too afraid to say "I'm bleeding" or "vagina." Stop wasting so much effort hiding the very thing that gives this species continuity. . START talking about it. Educate your daughters. Make them understand that it can be both an inconvenience and a gift, but NEVER something to be ashamed about. Educate your sons so they don't recoil from the word tampon. So when a girl bleeds through her khaki shorts in third period (pun intended), they don't perpetuate the cycle of shame and intolerance. . This #StartSomethingSunday , I want to highlight @corawomen . . Cora Women is a 100% Organic tampon company. . But that’s not all. They are also breaking barriers. Making it ok to talk about periods, even on social media. Providing personalized, delivered tampon/pad orders right to your door. AND for every box purchased, donating a box of sustainable pads to girls who can't afford menstruation products. . Fuck yeah. That's the kind of stuff I can galvanize behind, NO money OR product needed. Just a mission I support on a topic we should ALL be talking about. . THIS IS JUST A LEAK, NOT FREE BLEEDING ??

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