Menstrual Awareness🌼

In India menstruation is an absolute taboo topic.

But… My friends, both male and female talk about it quite openly and help each other when we feel weak during these days.

I think it is really important to accept it the way it is and realize it is an absolutely natural step in every women’s life.

I’ll talk about some of my experience with my first menstruation and how I dealed with it:
I had got my first period at the age of 12, which was quite late compared to my other friends. I was excited and equally scared as my mid-terminal examinations were going on, and I shared everything with my school mates as even they shared their own experiences.

So… I thought I will finally be prepared to “Become a Women”.

The first time is always terrible, it was painful (it is even now, haha) and woke me up in the nights (which happens even now).

Yes, I was aware as in what was going on, but I wasn’t used to bleeding constantly so I got a bit scared, ‘my mum’ and she helped me to calm down and explained how to wear a pad. The next day she told me for a walk and we got ice-cream, infact I was given a lot of other things to eat to feel energetic and fresh. I was feeling proud and mature.

SELF CARE TO EASE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS:
• Keep yourself warm, wear socks cover your feet, cover your waist – I love wearing cardigans.
• Apply hot pack on waist and lower abdomen, this will relax muscles of uterus and ease the pain.
• If you’re bloated, eat banana, drink warm soups, herbal teas, and lots of water.
• Self Massage – massage your feet, ankles, abdomen with oil, this encourages blood flow and relieves pain
• Try doing some exercises, do not be rigid on yourself, practise a few simple and moderate exercises as it will help improving blood flow and calms mind!

SOME SUPER REAL PERIOD THINGS ALL DUDES NEED TO UNDERSTAND:

Cramps are real. So, so, so real. Basically, all the stuff women complain about in movies and a Cathy cartoon are real, so please don’t question it because it’ll just result in you never to see her tomorrow.

Yes, we really do crave chocolate. It’s biological, and it can’t and shouldn’t be messed with. Just dump a bag of candy bars on our face and leave us alone for a week. Everything is gonna be OK.

You can help. Like, seriously, just ask us what we need and then get it for us. Maybe it’ll be purchasing a cake from our favorite bakery or maybe it’ll be massaging our backs until we gratefully pass out. Whatever it is, if you do it, we will love you forever, ever.

Just because we cry doesn’t mean we’re “moody.” Very real shit is happening with our bodies and minds and so the best thing you can do is:
(1) Just listen while we complain
and….
(2) ply us with chocolate. Also, maybe a hug or two if we’re not feeling too bloated or rage-y.

We have to plan outfits around our periods. I haven’t worn anything white mid-month since I was 14.

A guy can’t blame my period for anything but I can use it for everything. That’s in the Constitution. Look it up.

Just tell us we’re beautiful and give us candy. And you’ll be golden. Until next month, that is: Laughs like a Disney villain and then falls asleep in a pool of my own chocolate drool.

“Even though periods suck, being a woman rules. I can grow life in my stomach and birth it out my vagina. I AM MAGIC.”🧚‍♀🦄

Love,
Crazzy Pants🌻💜

Road Trips

I was 4 since I started taking trips, with family, friends, friends in the form of cousins….!

9 out of 10 trips were never planned…haha, the most amusing part is a true traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving!

It used to be so instantaneous, and my family members be like : “Chalo, let’s go on for a trip!”
“Where : pata nahi, let’s just leave and the roads will decide the destination..” (okay… That was quite a little dramatic, haha) No, but seriously, trust me, my family are such gypsy’s that trips and picnics are like oxygen to us , Hahaha, and the most prime reason is, it keeps us all connected!

Picnics come in all forms and they’re magical things because you don’t really have to follow rules or etiquette – simply sit in the sun or the shade of a mossy tree, take off your shoes, remove your tie and lie back in the cool grass, all while enjoying delicious treats and the company of loved ones.

We are so crazy for road trips and our timings are always so prompt, kheekheee, never it has been scheduled, at times I have sacrificed my deep solace sleep, “aaarrrgghhh” for the trips…My dad wakes me and my mom up and tells us to dress up and pack our bags ‘quick’ in that electrifying voice… Hehe. My dad have an immense relish for tours..!

I can never explain in words how stupefying are all the trips we have taken till now…!

Those high spirits, cheer, laughter, livelines, enthusiasm, zest ….etc etc are never expressible!

And… We always have this kind of competition between us as in who’s gonna play the best songs all over the journey… And I’ve always won (no doubt!!) as I’ve got the best taste in music… Ahheemm!!

You know.. My aunt always have asked me for my playlist and she locates my songs in her iPod, I mean whyyyy!! I hate sharing my songs with anyone… It’s as if I own all of them!

It doesn’t really matter WHERE you go for a picnic, just be sure to go, because it’s good for your soul.

I saw a quote somewhere that went something like “Happiness is like a potato salad that, when shared with others, becomes a picnic.” That sure sounds like happiness to me!

Love always,
Crazzy Pants💜🦄