Injustice in Menstruation Outside the Women’s Community

Imagine the seemingly unbearable struggle of a woman dealing with the stigmatization of menstruation through embarrassment, fear, and misogyny: then, add not only facing the stigma surrounding the menstrual cycle but also, judgment over being non-binary, a transgender male, or even a woman that presents themselves as what society would consider being “masculine”. Then, you …

The Pursuit of Happiness (And a Few of the Many Pitfalls You Might Find Along the Way)

I have recently come to the decision to not take shit from anyone. I think we all reach a point like this in our lives eventually. For some, it is certainly a much easier and quicker decision than for others. In my case, I just got tired. Tired of apologizing, tired of holding my tongue …

Chauupadi

    In Nepal, women on their periods are subject to a practice known as chauupadi. They are ritually exiled to cowsheds, and when there are no such shelters, some are made to just sleep outside on the ground. They are shunned and there are several superstitions which restrict them, such as not being allowed …