The Red Tales


31. My First Experience with Stigma & Shame

What was your first period like? Do you remember feeling embarrassed? Annoyed? Or was it a special coming-of-age moment and something to celebrate? Depending on where you grew up or where your family is from, menstruation can have different societal connotations. 

After witnessing cultural stigma around periods for herself, today’s guest Anika Bhatia, began speaking out against the (often oppressive) menstruation taboos. In this ep, Anika shares her menstruation experience as a South Asian woman and ways we can begin to break the shame cycle.

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