I’m a girl and I menstruate

keronga
Posted March 12, 2019 from Uganda

It’s a girl! Yesssss … I’m a girl and I menstruate

What? Another girl

Yeah, she’s so beautiful! Hmm beautiful! Beautiful. Period

And the baby girl grows and meets the world. Period

All eyes on her. Period

Don’t look at me with disgust. Period

Menstruation blood is the purest blood Period

Hold my hands when I menstruate, Period

My Period my identity Period

Hear me out Period

Care for me Period

Help me please Period

Period is Period. Period

Period is period not a sin Period

My Period my pride Period

Periodic Period defines who I am Period

Periodic period defines me, Period

My monthly Period is my pride Period

I menstruate, I’m still a child Period

Period! Period! Period!

Because I menstruate, I’m proud to be a woman, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a niece, an Aunt, a granddaughter, a grandmother of the Mother Earth reproducing herself. Period!

I’m a woman. I menstruate. Period!

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Jill Langhus
Mar 12
Mar 12

Hi Keronga,

Thanks again for sharing your powerful and inspiring poem. Good luck with your story submission!

Hope you have a great day!

keronga
Mar 25
Mar 25

Thanks dear.

Jill Langhus
Mar 25
Mar 25

You're welcome:-)

J Brenda Lanyero
Mar 15
Mar 15

Hello Keronga,
Thank you for sharing this once more. It is beautiful. Can not get enough of it PERIOD!

keronga
Mar 25
Mar 25

Lanyero jal Period hehehehehehe. Thanks for appreciating. Period

J Brenda Lanyero
Mar 25
Mar 25

Hahahahaha. Wa pwoyo yele. Period!!

Paulina Nayra
Mar 16
Mar 16

It’s our period that makes us women period. And our period should not a hindrance to becoming who we want to be period. Nice poem, Keronga period

keronga
Mar 25
Mar 25

Thanks dear. True period shouldn't be a hindrance. Period because period is period. Period

Salma Malik
Mar 24
Mar 24

Great to read your beautiful poem. Indeed you are conceiving a great message in a very attractive and sugar coated manner. I had been to Uganda in Oct-Nov 2018 and I found Ugandan women very strong, skillful and energetic as I worked how a single mother you women are inspiring the world.

keronga
Mar 25
Mar 25

Thanks dear. I hope you will come back again. Women everywhere are almost struggling and the beauty is we are finding strength in each other. Thanks for appreciating us

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 26
Mar 26

Hi Keronga,
I love your strong voice calling out the beauty of women and the power behind our periods.