Why Do We Bleed?

Many a period days have seen me Google, “Why do I bleed?” I often wonder what made me so special to have landed on the woman side of the spectrum. Whether you believe in survival of the fittest, chance, or a creator that devised the mechanisms in your body, we know it wasn’t a glitch […]

Menstruating in the Workplace

Last summer, Culture Machine, a digital media company based in Mumbai, made national news when they announced their decision to provide paid “menstrual leave” as part of their employment policy. Devleena S Majumdar, President of their Human Resources department stated, “Men and women are not biologically equal which is why we already have benefits like […]

Does Period Poverty Exist in Developed Countries?

 Period poverty seems like a phenomenon for “underdeveloped” or “developing countries” – a curse that the “powerful” countries of the world need not endure. Despite the fact that most developed countries have stable systems of menstrual education and an abundance of period products, accessibility still remains a huge problem in many parts of the “developed” […]

Celebrating Your First Period

Every first-period story is different. The phenomenon may be the same but the experience is different – biologically, physically, culturally, and economically. We asked our followers/supporters for their first-period stories. Here are some of them – Benched When I got my first period, I had gone skateboarding with some friends. We were just chilling, I […]

Menstruation at the Movies

With the release of Akshay Kumar’s Padman, we definitively entered a new age, one in which menstruation isn’t simply to be whispered about. However, believe it or not, periods made their cinematic debut years ago. They’ve even featured in classic hits like “Carrie” and “Clueless.” A simple Google search will show you all the movies […]

Our Month in Review – June 2018

If you’ve ever wanted an inside peek at what a month at GiveHer5 looks like, here’s a behind-the-scenes for you. This is all the interesting stuff our team got up to this month. New Partnerships  We’ve recently partnered with 18 Carat House, a bespoke jewellery brand. Stay tuned for some exciting new partnerships in the […]

The Power of Period Art

In the September of 2015, Portland artist Sarah Levy released a revolutionary piece of art that caused global uproar: a period blood painting of Donald Trump mid-sentence. Comically titled “Whatever,” the piece was created in response to Trump’s comments about journalist Megyn Kelly. (“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood […]

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