Inspire Archives

Coming of Age

A Diva Outside the Box

“You can’t do that!” said Samantha. We sat in her kitchen in São Paulo, Brazil, drinking tea and talking about my booklet for girls ‘A

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Menstruation

Is Menstruation Odorless?

Yes! it is! You read it right. So why do most people think of menstrual blood as ‘smelly’? (Do you?) Why are there ads-galore trying

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Coming of Age

A Menopause Ceremony

For a girl, Menarche is her entrance to the world of Womanhood. For a woman, Menopause is her stepping into her Wisdom Years. None of

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Menopause

Moon Time and Moon Pause

After years of cycling regularly, my period failed to come. I was traveling abroad, while my husband was at home, so I knew I wasn’t

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Coming of Age

Have periods gone mainstream?

“2015 Was The Year We Started Talking About Periods In Public” claims the Huffington Post of India, where Piyasree Dasgupta writes: “As curious pre-pubescent children, then

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Coming of Age

Period Jewelry

  Menstruation brooches, rings, cuffs, and other sparkly trinkets are being created by London designer Lili Murphy-Johnson. The sparkle-lover in me is enchanted by the

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