Shraddha Srinath on getting her first period during family pooja: That day, I became a feminist

Shraddha Srinath on getting her first period during family pooja: That day, I became a feminist

Shraddha Srinath, who is known for voicing her opinion for social causes, is the latest celebrity to share her story on how and when she became a feminist. In an Instagram post, she opened up about getting her first period during a family pooja.

The Vikram Vedha actress revealed that her first experience with periods turned her into a feminist and a non-believer. She wrote, "I was 14. At a family pooja, I got my period. I was not accompanied by my mom, so I nudged my aunt sitting next to me and worriedly informed her of it (because I was not carrying a sanitary pad) (sic)."

She further added, "Another good natured lady sitting close, saw me worried and overheard me and said to me, smiling reassuringly, “Parvagilla chinna, devaru kshamistaare/ don’t worry child, God will forgive you” (for being part of the Pooja while menstruating). That’s the day I became a feminist and a non believer. I was 14 (sic)."