In this exciting new three-part podcast series, Dinta, the host of the podcast, deconstructs menstruation from a queer perspective, giving the listeners fresh insights about an issue, that is unfortunately handled euphemistically in the Indian society. The first of these episodes is a monologue, while the rest of the two episodes invite guest speakers to speak on menstruation in their regional languages.
In the first episode of this podcast, Dinta begins with the basics. What exactly is menstruation and why have Indians devised so many euphemisms to talk about it? Why there are so many societal taboos around menstruation? And the most important question, do all women menstruate? By decoding the biology of menstruation, the podcast explores the science behind this bodily function and explores the intersection of queer identities in and around menstruation. The episode highlights the importance of using an all-inclusive language when discussing menstruation, which shouldn’t exclude anyone from the conversation whether the person is he, she, or they!
Listen to this exclusive podcast, produced and hosted by Dinta Suresh as a part of the Likho Journalism Fellowship 2021 - A Humsafar Trust initiative.