Her menstruation a story

Thelma Musanhu
Posted December 10, 2019
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To the woman of yesterday who knew that her words could pierce the silence that buried her voice, to the woman who felt the need to lament yet those around her held her mouth tightly closed to stop her from telling her story, yet, she spoke anyway. I write this for you, the one who bled and broke the silence, told the world of how nature blossomed from within her. "Is nature not a marvel, a work that exhibits the beauty within me?" she asks her people "But why must I be silent about the flow that comes from within me" her questions made it uncomfortable for those who heard her, even her own kind felt humiliate, she spoke anyway.

Yesterday she pressed on this matter, raising questions where silence was expected of her only to remind the world that women can bleed and work, women can bleed and learn too. She found no shame in the very thing that defines her, the blood that never failed to visit every month as it reminds the world that she is beautiful from within. It was her zeal and determination that gave her the strength to tell the world of her menstruation story, the flow that defines her. She knew that her kind will join her in this race.

Today we run fast grasping her stick in this race, hoping to place it in the hand of another, we run a race for our own kind who bleed and must be silent. I see no shame and disgust in the very essence of womanhood, I see no guilt for those who must ask for a cloth to stop the blood. Menstruation should never have been a topic of shame but strength and joy for women each month.

We thank the woman who made the first sound, groaned and moaned for her blood. Today we echo her words to ensure that the women of tomorrow who will bleed and speak, she will bleed and learn. Her Period is her Pride

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

Hello, Thelma,

How are you doing? This is a lovely post about menstruation and how you paint the image of a race in a relay. I also like how you concluded this post by honoring those who went before us. What a beautiful perspective coming from a grateful heart. Thank you for sharing this, dear. Have a great day!

Thelma Musanhu
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

Hi Dear Sister,
Thank you for your kind remarks. I feel it in my heart to share about this topic. We will celebrate a better period

Sinyuy Geraldine
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

Yes, one's period is one's pride. Thank you for sharing.

Thelma Musanhu
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

Thank you sister

Sinyuy Geraldine
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

You're welcome dear.

Jill Langhus
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

Hi Thelma,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your powerful menstruation story. Hopefully one day soon girls and women will no longer feel any shame about this most beautiful and natural process. Thanks for moving us one step closer to making this a reality:-)

Hope you're doing well and having a good week!

Thelma Musanhu
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

Hi Sister, thank you very much for the kind remarks, we will do our best to ensure that girls get the support they need. Have a nice day

Jill Langhus
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

Hello there dear,

You're very welcome! I'm sure you do, dear:-)

You, too!

Anita Shrestha
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

Thank you Sis

Thelma Musanhu
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

We will win this battle