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Director - The Period Hub An HR expert by qualification, Anju is our Subject Matter Expert. With the experience of working in the space of Sustainable Menstrual Health since 2015, Anju brings on table the in-depth knowledge about period challenges & needs. With the passion of changing Period Narrative of our society, she has been instrumental in conceptualizing The Period Care Products, courtesy her rich experience gathered by engaging with adolescent girls & women of all age groups and from all strata of society.
When the civilization is so old  old as in centuries old  there are bound to be appendages to everything associated with it. Be it the Culture, Values or 
traditions. And, after so many centuries it becomes difficult to pin point what 
started where and what was the reason behind doing something like that or 
following such a tradition or custom. But, what is possible, is to keep a check 
on what are we following now  what is the basis and base of such tradition 
(s)?. Where is it fitting in the scheme of society now?
Fortunately, we have been a country which has continuously evolved over the 
period and continue to do so.
Period tradition in India is one such thing  enveloped with so many ifs and 
buts, positives and negatives  we are still trying to find answers to what our
ancients used to think it to. It is a hearsay, that in ancient times, the Periods
used to be most important phenomenon in our culture. And zoom ahead to 
today’s times where it is a taboo, a topic NOT to be discussed in public.  And I am sure you will relate to me when I say that We Women still have lot of 
questions and doubts in our minds related to the customs, traditions, practices 
and thought process around menstruation that our society follows. And so are 
the rebellious thoughts around it. While we will keep questioning and keep 
finding answers, what we miss in the whole process is getting to the root of it 
and fitting things in current context.
One such practice followed since ages by most of the household in our country 
is Non  Inclusivity of the Menstruating Women in daily household chores. 
While it is so scientific that when body is going through a natural process like 
this  it does need extra care  Now when did that taking it easy on body got 
converted into Alag Baithna or “Sit separately” as some households call it  is 
yet to be found. But there is no denying the fact that it is a natural process and 
the body and hormone levels are not the same as in the rest of the month. 
This brings to a logical fact that those four days cannot be just any other day. 
You need to actually take care of yourself, pamper yourself to uplift the mood 
swings caused by hormonal games. 
So much is fed to us about this phenomenon since beginning that we perceive 
periods in a different perspective with a glass tinted with opinions of other 
elderly women in our house/lives.
But then all bodies are different, all periods are unique and how your body 
behaves in your cycle is also different from any other woman. Where one 
woman might need to take rest for 3 days, another woman might feel more 
active or somebody else may feel lethargic only before the advent. The key
here is to listen to your body. Understand your symptoms and be aware of your 
what your body demands during your cycle.  
Society and times are ever evolving and so are the thoughts, through process
and traditions. The key is to question the motive of these traditions while 
respecting and understanding the thought process behind it and not just doing 
or undoing anything for the sake of it but with reason and perspective. 
 We the women are the custodians of these practices & traditions in any society 
and pass it on to the next generation. The time has come that we understand 
our responsibility and the ability to impact the social norms.  

Dr Vijaya Krishnan is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), and the Co-Founder and Director of Healthy Mother Sanctum, Natural Birth Centre. She is the leading official Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) in India and teaches the Healthy Mother Lamaze Accredited Childbirth Educator Program.

At her Natural Birth Centre, The Sanctum, she has pioneered a unique Collaborative Model of Care – Women receive Independent Midwife Led Care, through pre-conception, pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum, with back-up support and emergency infrastructure on site

Dr Nidhi Agarwal is a connoisseur of the Holistic approach to propagate medicine free lifestyle for the last 12 years! She is a Homeopathic physician, Lifestyle & Wellness Coach, Relationship Counsellor, a holistic healer and the Director of Prakash Holistic Health Care Centre (PHCC).

Dr Nidhi, a harbinger of holistically healing any individual body, mind and soul.  Her motto is to successfully guide her patients towards a lifestyle where they can cure their body from within by understanding the requirement of the body and nutrifying it by embracing home remedies and using ingredients from your kitchen, with the minimal or no medicinal intervention.

Period Hub is proud to have Dr Nidhi on the Advisory Board. We share the same value system and advocate the Natural way of living. Period Hub hopes to benefit from her rich experience and utilise her insights to enrich our workshop modules. We also hope we shall be able to extend her expert advise to our customers and bring them out of their Period Woes.

Hema Balakrishnan is a social entrepreneur and founder of The Conscious Storey – A Unit of Color D Earth – A Handmade Collective. Hema is an alumnus of the prestigious 10000 Women program, a Goldman Sachs funded Initiative for Women Entrepreneurs in 2009. In March 2012, she was chosen by the U.S Department of State to attend the coveted International Visitors Leadership Program on Women and Entrepreneurship by the U.S. Department of State.

An ardent believer of conscious living and sustainable lifestyle Hema mentors The Period Hub in its outreach programmes and activities at the grassroots level.

Kanupriya is a seasoned marketing leader with more than 16 years of rich hands-on experience in various facets of marketing. She has spearheaded the creation of multiple brands and digital properties in start-ups like Canvera and Seventymm, as well as managed the brand portfolio of large conglomerates like Godrej and Infosys.

Anuhya Korrapati is the founder of BeyondBlood (An organization that initiated an inclusive menstrual-mental health movement to spotlight PMDD and PME). She also sits as a member of the Steering Committee at Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation, Nepal and as a joint secretary at Indian Health Economics and Policy Association. As a Policy Fellow at YLAC, she was part of a four-member team that drafted the Menstruation Benefit Bill 2018 for the office of Mr. Ninong Ering, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and created an advocacy campaign for menstrual leave.

Her published work focused on menstruation, mental health, medical tourism, gender equity, and financial inclusion. During her time at the University of York, she has fostered her academic interests in heterodox perspectives, feminist economics, class-caste-gender intersectionality in health, the economics of disability, feminist and qualitative methodologies.

She received her MSc in Health Economics from the University of York and a recipient of the Postgraduate York Gold Award 2019. She had a brief stint at the Centre for Health Economics, York before moving back to India.

Period Hub is proud to have Anuhya on board as an advisor. We look forward to her expertise on Menstruation and Mental Health and be the guiding force for us as well as our customers.