- 10 August 2022
How period activism on social media changes gender norms
- Author: Ipsita Divedi
- Published by: ALIGN
This ALIGN illustration series tells the story of how online activists use social media to shift gender norms. Focusing on the experiences of activists working to break taboos on period shame and menstruation, this comic strip narrates the perspective of our main character Mira who uses digital content and art to inspire social change. The story reflects that of other youth activists like her who use social media to build movements to advance sexual and reproductive rights in their communities.
The comic strip was illustrated by the feminist artivist Ipsita Divedi who is based in India and draws on findings from case studies on social media activism found in the ALIGN Report Hashtags, memes and selfies, including the #HappyToBleed campaign.