Kiran Gandhi: We Are Proud Of This Bold Woman Who Ran A Marathon While Bleeding Freely To Break Period Taboos
To the women who miss so many things in their daily life because of periods, we understand your pain but aren’t you proud of being so strong and brave? Well, you must be, like we are proud of you!
The color of your clothes change, but you still manage to go to that important meeting; your cramps hurt you like sharp pins being plunged in your stomach, you still manage to take care of the hectic household chores.
London-based drummer and former Harvard student Kiran Gandhi is one strong woman who add up to what women face strongly. She could easily have given up but she stayed strong. When she started menstruating a day before she was going to run the London marathon, she decided to do otherwise.
After training for it for a year, she decided that her period was not a liability, but in fact an opportunity to help remove the taboo that menstruation has become. So she decided to pass the tampons and pads and bleed freely.
She wrote on her website, “I ran the whole marathon with my period blood running down my legs. I got my flow the night before and it was a total disaster but I didn’t want to clean it up. It would have been way too uncomfortable to worry about a tampon for 26.2 miles. I thought, if there’s one person society won’t fuck with, it’s a marathon runner.”
All pictures via Kiran’s website: kirangandhi.com