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‘Period’ is no longer a dirty word. Share an empowering, funny or emotional #PeriodPride story that gets you all choked up!
Chums. Auntie Flo. Those days.
The times when menstruation and periods were something to be spoken of in hushed voices will soon be over. Today, women around the world are coming to know that periods are nothing to be ashamed of!
That’s why, Women’s Web and the Maya App want to listen to your #PeriodPride stories. The Maya App helps women track their menstrual health, an important indicator of overall health, and use the info to take charge of contraception and conception – as they wish.
Do you have a story about learning to love yourself and your body during periods? Do you have a self-care regimen that works for you? Do you have a funny PMS story? Tell it all!
Step 1: Write a blog post on your blog on the theme, #PeriodPride. You can share a personal story, talk about a friend’s experience, or just talk about anything to do with periods.
Step 2: Make sure to add this paragraph to your post:
“This blogathon is supported by the Maya App, used by 6.5 million women worldwide to take charge of their periods and health.”
Step 3: Submit a link to your blogpost in the comments section below with your name.
And…you are done! (Use the hashtag #PeriodPride and tag @MayaTheApp when you post on social media.
Here are the fun prizes courtesy the Maya App.
Submit your blogpost link in the comments below or send it via email to [email protected] with the subject #PeriodPride latest by November 1st, 12 AM (Midnight).
The Maya App helps women track their cycles, related symptoms, weight, temperature and other vital health parameters. The app relies on the user’s historical data to give insights like the predicted start date of the next cycle, possible symptoms one might experience, predictions about fertility and also educates the user with relevant tips.
Women use the Maya App to:
Download the app here.
(Use code WWEB at signup to get one year of premium subscription, worth Rs. 260, free. The premium subscription comes with all features loaded! Code valid till 31st December 2016. This code is only applicable to new users signing up for the app. Valid only on Google Play.)
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When Netflix announced that Indian Matchmaking (2020-present) would be renewed for a second season, many of us hoped for the makers of the show to take all the criticism they faced seriously. That is definitely not the case because the show still continues to celebrate regressive patriarchal values.
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