Showing posts from May, 2018

What Nobody Tells You About Menstrual Health (#NomoreLimits)

Yesterday was Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day). This is a global platform that brings together non-profits, government agencies, the private sector, the media and individuals to promote Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM).
MH Day raises awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation and highlights solutions that address these challenges, including through media work. 
This year, the conversation was around #NoMoreLimits so as to break barriers created because of discrimination and also push for Menstrual Hygiene Education.
WASH United is the initiator of MH Day in 2013. WASH United coordinates MH Day, develops overal campaign content and manages the MH Day network of more than 410 partner organisations.
This conversation made me realize how little Menstrual Hygiene and Health Education I received in my childhood. Yes, we had Science lessons and reproduction or rather adolescence was mentioned in class. …

Understanding Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder With Franciscah Nzanga

During the Decent Conversations Mental Health Forum held on 11th May 2018 one of the topics discussed was on perinatal mood and anxiety disorder commonly known us baby blues. 
The presentation was done by Franciscah Nzanga, Founder and Managing Director - Mama Mzazi Mommy & Me.
Also check out:  7 Issues that Women Deal With at Different Points in Life

Let Me Be

If I seat alone in a corner, Let me be. If I don’t want to talk, Let me be. If I’m confused, Let me be. If I’m anxious, Let me be. If I’m moody, Let me be. If I’m angry, Let me be. You may not understand,You may try to fix me, I don’t mind the concern, I just mind the meddling, All I ask is, let me be! Your help I need, Your guidance I need, Your love I need, Your intervention I need, Your understanding I need more, For you to, let me be.

Decent Conversations Mental Health Workshop on Friday 11th May 2018