An initiative that aims at creating a city-scape that fosters and facilitates conversations about female health and menstrual hygiene, while providing biodegradable sanitary napkins.
Topics regarding the female anatomy are still marginalized in the daily parlance of the Indian urban-scape. The taboo regarding conversations concerning female hygiene, health, and sexuality dissuade young women to broach or even explore these topics. Proud to be Me, is an initiative that aims at creating a city-scape that fosters and facilitates conversations about female health and menstrual hygiene. By introducing Sanitary Napkin Dispensing Machines in schools in India, Panthalassa hopes to aid in the creation of a narrative environment in cities that normalizes menstruation in the mind of the young. Proud to be Me, incentivizes young girls to regularly change their pads by providing cashback coupons for select outlets every time they opt to acquire a pad from the machines.
- Panthalassa provides eco-friendly, bio-degradable sanitary napkins.
- Panthalassa has now installed Sanitary Napkin Dispensing Machines in all twenty-odd washrooms of the Lucknow Metro Stations in hopes of positively impacting the built environment of Lucknow to foster and normalize discourses on female health and menstrual hygiene by demystifying the narratives related to menstruation.
- Through this initiative, Panthalassa impacts the lives of more than 4000 women everyday.
A collection of photos that show how Proud To Be Me helped young girls learn about menstrual hygiene.