Thoughts — Womxn

Anshula Tiwari: Bringing Change Through People of Nora

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Anshula Tiwari: Bringing Change Through People of Nora

What inspired you to start People of Nora? Mental Health and its importance first became a part of my life when I was 13. I heard about an organization called Young Leaders for Active Citizenship. To explain, YLAC works to increase young people’s participation in the policymaking process and build their capacity to lead change. Their Counter Speech Fellowship conducted in association with Instagram is a program for teenagers to start meaningful conversations on issues important to youth around the world. I was chosen to be a part of the fellowship in 2018 and it has profoundly shaped me into...

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Tuning Into Our Menstrual Cycles

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Tuning Into Our Menstrual Cycles

The experience of menstruation is as varied as the menstruators. Our ideas about this  monthly cycle come from our families, culture and society. And like most experiences in our modern world, there can be little or no time for us to form our own opinions based on our individual experiences . So we tend to adopt the idea that periods are just a hurdle in what could be a perfectly smooth month. In a country like India there are diverse experiences of menstruation that carry themes of lack of privacy, stigma, lack of affordable hygienic products, misinformation, shame and exclusion...

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Womxn & Mental Load

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Womxn & Mental Load

From the morning tea to dinner and cleaning up after that and ensuring that everyone's ready for the next day is THEIR responsibility.When it comes to household chores, womxn are seen as the one who are in charge and it’s her duty not only ensure the smooth functioning of household chores but also tend to everyone in the house from children to the adults. House management is one of her full time jobs irrespective of whether or not she has a full – time professional job. Even though today a growing number of people share the workload including household tasks the womxn...

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At The Intersection Of Brownness, Queerness & Womanhood

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At The Intersection Of Brownness, Queerness & Womanhood

“If you also put in a little effort, you’d look beautiful too!”, was a common platitude I was used to receiving from well-wishers throughout my adolescent years. They would say this looking at my comfortably loose clothes, hair cut short and tied back in the most unassuming manner, and face devoid of any grooming or accessories. What they meant by effort was to rid my body of “any hair below my eyebrows”, style my hair in a presentable fashion, exercising my body into a “fit” shape, and wearing flattering clothes and accessories. Every time my mother contorts her face in...

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Food & PCOS

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Food & PCOS

The main symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are irregular menstrual cycles, gaining weight, excessive hair growth or hair fall, acne, dark patches of skin, inappropriate male features. PCOS is also usually detected during puberty, with the start of menses. This means – a girl who has PCOS might gain weight and will have a negative self-image in her teenage years.Womxn with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are at higher risk for binge eating behavior, having negative body image and depression and anxiety. Also womxn with PCOS have a higher prevalence for disordered eating than womxn without. It is clear that PCOD treatment should be done in...

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