Missed the first few postcards? They are below!
9 stories of girls’ experiences during menstruation help us think about how important it is to not allow the taboo around menstruation to persist. These stories are sometimes funny, sometimes angry or annoyed, sometimes confused or sad. By not talking about menstruation we teach girls to be inhibited in general, and teach young people that things to do with sex and the body are shameful. We leave young people alone to fend for themselves and figure out things on their own, with which they could use help and understanding.
By making these video postcards, we hope to make the stories about periods part of the flow of stories about life – till we speak of menstruation as we speak of so many other things.
The stories are taken from the book “Gender, Poverty and Puberty” produced by Vacha Charitable Trust.
Postcards From My Periods: Episode 1: Oh No Not Again!
Postcards From My Periods- Episode 2 – Out Of Syllabus
Postcards From My Periods: Episode 3: Mission Mushkil
Postcards From My Periods: Episode 4: Cheaters
Postcards From My Periods: Episode 5: Blister My Foot!
Postcards From My Periods: Episode 6: Faltu Ke Tohfe
Postcards From My Periods: Episode 7: Tu Shaani Zali
Postcards From My Periods: Episode 8: Lonely Nights
Postcards From My Periods: Episode 9: Kurte Ke Peeche
Script and Animation: Afrah Shafiq
Music: Arnold Misquitta
Voice Over: Avni, Harnidh, Tahiti – Viva Voice Academy
Editing: Pooja Mahadevan
Creative Director: Paromita Vohra