About Us

Welcome to Period Kaa Kura, a Nepali podcast by Priyanka Budhathoki and Shristi Kafle. We are two voices from Nepal who dared to break the silence surrounding menstruation.

Our story is rooted in a shared experience: the isolation and confusion we felt as young girls when society labelled us "impure" just because we had our periods. With just a small microphone, a laptop, and our mobile phones, we took our first steps towards making this vision a reality. We are not just co-hosts but friends and sisters with a shared passion and vision for dignified menstruation.

Why Podcast Period Kaa Kura?

We understand the pain and shame that often accompany menstruation in our society, and we're here to change that narrative. We believe in the power of stories. We started this podcast to create a safe space for these voices to be heard, for taboos to be shattered, and for stigma to be replaced with understanding on menstrual health and dignified menstruation.

This personal journey sparked a fierce passion to challenge menstrual discrimination and break the chains of menstrual taboos in Nepal. What began as a small idea has grown into a vibrant community of people dedicated to promoting menstrual health, breaking taboos, and advocating for dignified menstruation. We are thrilled to have you join us on this journey!

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide accurate information, support, and empowerment to all menstruators, regardless of their gender or background. We envision a Nepal where menstruation is no longer a source of shame or secrecy, but a topic discussed with dignity and respect.

What do we do and how?

Period Kaa Kura isn't just a podcast; it's a movement. We produce a fortnightly podcast where we engage in candid conversations about menstruation. We invite menstruators, including women, girls, non-binary, queer, and trans individuals, to share their stories and experiences. Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, from debunking myths to discussing the intersectionality of menstruation with aspects like caste, class, religion, and sexuality. We also collaborate with local activists, organizations, and movements to create a united front against menstrual discrimination. The podcast equipment, recording sessions, and production have all been powered by our personal funds. We believe so strongly in this mission that we've poured our own resources into making it a reality. However, we can't do it alone. To ensure the sustainability and growth of Period Kaa Kura, we need your support. Your contributions can help us reach more people, produce high-quality content, and further our advocacy for menstrual health rights. If you'd like to be part of our journey and help us in our mission, please consider donating.