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Hun praktiserer yoga når mensenblodet renner – ønsker å frigjøre folket: «Sølete, smertefullt, forferdelig og vakkert»

Å holde seg sunn og frisk så lenge som mulig er en drøm for de fleste av oss, og det er utallige måter å holde seg sunn på.

De siste årene har yoga blitt stadig mer populært for å holde kropp og sinn i god form.

Fembarnsmoren Steph Gongora underviser i yoga og har skrevet flere bøker om emnet.

I et forsøk på å oppmuntre kvinner til å praktisere yoga hver dag hele måneden, utfører Steph yogaen i sine hvite klær for å vise at hun ikke skammer seg over mensen.

Skjermdump: Instagram

Vil fjerne tabuet om mensen

Å snakke om kvinners menstruasjon har blitt mer og mer vanlig, for å kvitte seg med tabuet, tross alt er det blant de mest naturlige tingene i verden som finnes, og uten menstruasjonssyklusen ville ingen barn blitt født.

Nå har amerikaneren Steph Gongora, vist at hun uttrykker seg om tabuet på sin helt egen måte.

«Jeg er kvinne – derfor blør jeg»

Fembarnsmoren skammer seg ikke over mensen og synes ikke at andre kvinner bør gjøre det heller.

Derfor la hun ut et klipp på Instagramen sin, der hun utfører yogaen sin akkurat som vanlig.

Men hun gjør det i hvite klær og tilsynelatende uten noe som hindrer blodet fra å bevege seg ut av skjeden.

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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? Shhh. 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 product needed. Just a mission I support on a topic we should ALL be talking about. . THIS IS JUST A LEAK, NOT FREE BLEEDING ✌🏽

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I innlegget kan man lese følgende (forkortet):

«Jeg er en kvinne – det er grunnen til at jeg blør. Det er sølete, smertefullt, stygt og vakkert. Og du aner ikke. Fordi jeg skjuler det. Jeg legger mensentøy i bunnen av søppeldunken, jeg puster anstrengt ut mellom krampene – alt med et anstrengt smil på leppene. SLUTT Å LETE SOM. Slutt å bruke omskrivninger som «tante rød» fordi du er for flau til å si at du blør fra skjeden. Slutt å sette energi i å skjule det som faktisk lar rasen vårt leve videre».

Steph vil rett og slett at kvinner skal slutte å skamme seg over mensen.

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Please stop… . trying to normalize yourself… . whatever that even means . Stop watering down each little piece Every intricate part That makes you different That makes you unique . Society so often screams at us to blanket anything that stands out. Iron down the wrinkles, balance out both sides. No hair out of place, no mar on the skin. You better not be flat where they want rolling hills or mountainous where the magazines show expansive plains. . But I for one find more beauty in the unusual, my gaze is lovingly drawn to the odd. . Why would I want a face like his or hers, yours or theirs? . This is not to say that you can't change yourself, no. Not at all. . But, but, but… . Fix that crooked tooth because you finally have the money to do something nice for yourself. . Because every time you look in the mirror it reminds you of poor decisions in back alleys, and you're just not that person anymore. . You've moved past that life, you've grown. . Don't straighten your smile just to please an intangible ideal. . Don't water down your personality, don't mute your character just to prove that you belong in some undefinable herd of sheep. . It's true that your body is YOUR temple . Yours to decorate Yours to adorn Yours to burn . But regardless of whether you're hanging up gaudy tapestries or white washing the walls, . Make sure you're really doing it for… . YOU. . 📸 @griff_j #authenticmovements #backbend #heartopener #wheelpose

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