The need to shift from the menstrual ‘hygiene’ narrative to the larger ambit of holistic menstrual ‘health’ is pressing. In a time when medical gaslighting is rampant and medicines are prescribed with little to no information on side effects, it is critical to understand the symptoms and ramifications of various menstrual disorders. And this is just the place to begin!
Our widest-reaching workshop model is driven towards building menstrual life skills in a particular community of menstruators (students, for instance) and/or building capacities among allied stakeholders (parents, teachers, school administration) through a Caregivers Module to build adequate support and infrastructure systems for said community.
These workshops are designed as an inroad into mainstreaming conversations on menstrual disorders and experiences of survivors. We unpack the prevalence, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the most common menstrual disorders - Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), Dysmenorrhea, Polyc-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis, Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) etc. and hold space, welcoming attendees to share lived experiences.