MEET THE TEAM !

 

CORE TEAM

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ANUHYA KORRAPATI

Founder

Anuhya Korrapati is Doctoral Scholar with Junior Research Fellowship at Christ University, Bengaluru. She is the joint secretary at IHEPA and is a youth advisory board member at IAPMD. 

The Menstrual-Mental Health Movement is a new wave of menstrual activism that aims to tackle the twin stigma of menstruation and mental health while consciously looking through the lens of the gender spectrum. BeyondBlood was founded to elevate the medical discourse and social discussion beyond the exaggerated need for sanitary napkins to address the erasure of menstrual experiences and the disregard for holistic wellbeing.

SHRADDHA MADHAVAN

Project Development Coordinator

BeyondBlood attempts to challenge the stigma that is associated with menstruation and provide a better understanding of its relationship with an all-inclusive approach to one’s health and well-being, further aspiring to include non-menstruators into this Menstrual-Mental Health Movement.

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SIRI SINCHANA

Project Lead - Menstruation and Media
Translation Support Volunteer - Kannada

Siri is a graduate of international business economics and has worked as a journalist. Her interests lie in music, reading and learning new languages. Through the menstruation and media project, she hopes to bring about a change in social discourse by discussing the representation and lack thereof of menstruation in media today. It is important to step outside the confines of already established cultural and linguistic ideologies to achieve progress.

DIKSHA DAWAR

Team Lead - Menstruation at Workplace

Diksha holds her MSc in Business Psychology. Being an advocate of mental health in workplace, her aim is to aid people build nurturing workplace cultures. Menstruation affects a person physically and mentally both; and is often overlooked in a workplace in terms of infrastructure and policies. With Beyond Blood, this screaming need for acknowledgement and adjustments to cater to menstruating workforce will be addressed. 

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PMDD ADVOCACY PROGRAM - FELLOWS

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GEETANJALI GURLHOSUR

Research

Geetanjali is a freelance journalist and writer. She is currently working toward becoming a social researcher and documentary filmmaker. Following a degree in Media Studies, she pursued a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati. Earlier this year, she completed her Master's thesis titled 'Choice, Agency and Resistance: Lives of Female Sex Workers of Budhwar Peth'. Also an activist, Geetanjali enjoys reading books, writing poetry and prose, and having conversations on peace, gender, sexuality and social dialectics. On better days of the month, she is always up for dancing or learning a new sport.

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NAMRATA MENON

Content Creator

Namrata is a videographer/editor based out of Mumbai. She believe that bold vulnerability is what gets her going and a huge part of that idea is being honest about her PMDD. She was diagnosed with PMDD three years ago and has been working on managing it since then. She can usually be found binge watching and hoarding on stationery and history books.

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SONAL JAIN

Advocacy Campaign Strategy

Sonal Jain is a menstrual health advocate and lives with PCOS & PMDD. She currently works in the capacity of a co-founder at Boondh, a social enterprise working in menstrual health along the verticals of literacy, advocacy, activism and sustainable products. Their work of building menstrual life skills among menstruators across socio-cultural strata  is informed by an intersectional feminist, culturally sensitive, multi-stakeholder and informed choice approach) and has been a MHH (Menstrual Health & Hygiene) facilitator since 2013. Her previous work includes facilitating teams for World Merit UK in the space of environment sustainability and education. She is a Laureate Global Fellow 2018, a World Merit fellow 2015, and a recipient of Microsoft Youthspark Challenge for Change -Global Award 2015, among other prestigious international fellowships. Her work on SDG 12 has been presented at the UN in New York City in 2016. Her everyday activities include empowering conversations and living mindfully.

 

INTERNS

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NEHA GUPTA

Research Intern - Menstruation and Mental Health

Neha is currently a Young India Fellow at Ashoka University. She aims to pursue a career in research so as to combine the nascent issues of Mental Health with policymaking.

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PRACHI

Menstruation and Media

Prachi Talesara is currently pursuing her Master’s in Cultural Studies from Christ University, Bengaluru. Her research interests lie in the area of Gender studies and Media Studies. She is a voracious consumer of the pop culture and is always up for debating its politics. So much so that she wrote an entire thesis on toxic masculinity in popular Hindi Cinema during her undergrad. As an aspiring feminist researcher, she is passionate about working at the intersection of gender, community learning and visual culture.

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RADHIKA RASTOGI

Research Intern - Menstruation and Mental Health

Radhika has completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Christ University. Her interests lie in understanding the intricacies surrounding women's mental health, health-related behaviour, positive psychology and well being. An aspiring psychologist, Radhika aims to make mental health awareness and health care more accessible across all communities.

 

TRANSLATION SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS

Our Volunteers translate PMDD Patient Resources from English to various regional languages in India. This project is in collaboration with IAPMD  

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VARUN  GOPALAKRISHNAN

TAMIL

KATYAYNI SHARMA

HINDI

INDUPRIYA TULLIMILLI

TELUGU

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SIMRAN KAUR

ODIA

SONALI PRIYADARSINI

PUNJABI

NILAY SHRIMALI

GUJARATI

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RAGESH

MALAYALAM

MEEMANSA SINGH

BENGALI

GEET SANGEET KHODE

MARATHI