Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day, a day of brining awareness and supporting women around the world in managing menstruation in a hygienic way that is private, safe, and dignifying. I wrote a blog post for Lifewater about menstruation – a little about my journey, but mostly about why it is important, how it is normal, and what we do at Lifewater to help women around the world. The first paragraph of the post is below; follow this LINK to read the full post.
Yes, menstruation is normal, and yes, this is something you should care about.
“Several years ago I was walking through communities in Northern Uganda and found this slogan painted on the side of a school building The school was out of session, so the classrooms were empty that day, and I found myself lingering a little longer, thinking about the message it shared with its students every day: Menstruation is Normal. As part of a WASH campaign, the other buildings had other messages – about handwashing and drinking safe water – but it was this one that caught me because of its boldness.”