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As a young girl, I struggled with menstruation – A LOT! I truly hate that ‘period’ of my childhood the most (except for when my mom died before the bleeding came).
In setting up flowReady, I want to help many young girls in low income countries, starting with my own Uganda, to be ready for their period. As simple as that! It is sad to know that 66% of young girls know nothing about menstruation until menarche – that is the first time they start bleeding! Like Jordana, they should be able to have a conversation with their moms, siblings, friends, teachers and just about anyone in society – male and female alike.
My story is part of the why.
As a young girl, I struggled with menstruation – A LOT! I truly hate that period of my childhood the most (except for when my mom died before the bleeding came).
I was about 9 years old when I noticed my mom hang a few pieces of cloths on a fruit tree in the sun. She must have noticed me wondering about the small pieces because she said,
I honestly did not understand at all what she meant, and a year later she was gone – dead. Not long after menarche set in. I…(tbc)