26-year-old Kiran Gandhi, a marathon runner, decided to raise awareness in a very shocking way. Gandhi, a drummer by trade, ran the London Marathon with no tampon during her menstrual cycle, to raise awareness about the women out there that don’t have access to any feminine products. She wanted to show these women of the world that they don’t need to be embarrassed about their periods, and to do so she let her own blood run freely.
The graduate of Harvard Business School started menstruating the night before the marathon. Her first thought was that running in a tampon would be uncomfortable, but her final decision to flow freely had nothing to do with that.