Esta 'yogui' muestra orgullosa su menstruación a través de diferentes posturas

A través de redes sociales, compartió un video en el que una mancha de sangre es evidente

Por Andrea Sánchez

La menstruación es un tema tabú, que poco a poco deja de serlo para convertirse en algo de lo que se puede hablar libremente. Al menos ese es el objetivo de Steph Gongora, una yogui que decidió subir un video de la haciendo varias posturas en las que se ve una mancha de sangre.

Steph, decidió compartir un emotivo mensaje: "Soy mujer, por lo tanto, sangro. Es doloroso, terrible y hermoso, sin embargo, no lo sabrás porque lo escondo. Entierro cosas en el fondo de la basura, respiro de manera irregular cuando los calambres llegan, al tiempo que se aferran a una sonrisa falsa".

I am a woman, therefore, I bleed. . It's messy, it's painful, it's terrible, & it's beautiful. . And yet, you wouldn't know. Because I hide it. . I bury things at the bottom of the trash. I breathe, ragged and awkward through the cramps, all the while holding onto this tight lipped, painted on smile. . Tampons? What are those. We don't say those words out loud. Hide them. In the back pocket of your purse, in the corner of the bathroom drawer, at the very bottom of your shopping cart (please let me get a female cashier). . Events or engagements get missed. I'll tell myself it’s the PMS, sure, but it has more to with the risk of being "caught," at what…I'm not quite sure. . And I’m lucky. . Over 100 million young women around the globe miss school or work for lack of adequate menstrual supplies, & fear of what might happen if the world witnesses A NATURAL BODILY FUNCTION. . WHY? . Because hundreds of years of culture have made us embarrassed to bleed. Have left us feeling dirty and ashamed. . STOP PRETENDING. Stop using silly pet names like Aunt Flo because you're too afraid to say "I'm bleeding" or "vagina." Stop wasting so much effort hiding the very thing that gives this species continuity. . START talking about it. Educate your daughters. Make them understand that it can be both an inconvenience and a gift, but NEVER something to be ashamed about. Educate your sons so they don't recoil from the word tampon. So when a girl bleeds through her khaki shorts in third period (pun intended), they don't perpetuate the cycle of shame and intolerance. . This #StartSomethingSunday , I want to highlight @corawomen . . Cora Women is a 100% Organic tampon company. . But that’s not all. They are also breaking barriers. Making it ok to talk about periods, even on social media. Providing personalized, delivered tampon/pad orders right to your door. AND for every box purchased, donating a box of sustainable pads to girls who can't afford menstruation products. . Fuck yeah. That's the kind of stuff I can galvanize behind, no money or even product needed. Just a mission I support on a topic we should ALL be talking about. . More ⬇️

Una publicación compartida de Steph Gongora (@casa_colibri) el 5 de Feb de 2017 a la(s) 11:06 PST


La yogui denunció que la menstruación ha sido escondida, cuando es algo que le sucede a todas las mujeres. Dijo que la cultura avergüenza a las mujeres por sangrar, haciendo del periodo algo impuro, cuando es una función del cuerpo.

Invitó, además, a no recurrir a sobrenombres para no llamar a la menstruación por su nombre. Dijo que es mejor educar a las niñas para que entiendas que bajo ninguna circunstancia deben avergonzarse por algo natural que ocurre en su cuerpo.



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