“I did not kick while on my periods, and I play Karate. Imagine that!”
I come from a small village in Madhya Pradesh, called Alampur. I have many firsts to my name, be it being the first girl to have a graduate degree in my village to representing India in the Asian Games in Karate. While I value the impact of education in my life, I firmly believe that I get my confidence and self-esteem from being an athlete.
A case study to understand the impact of menstruation on training
Menstruation has long been subject to uninformed preconceived notions in our society and as a result of the same, has also been largely overlooked with regard to its interplay with the journey of female athletes.