Paddling Foundation


"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."
– Amy Poehler


Dipika Daga

"Personally struggling with the menstrual taboos engraved in the society aspired me to gather like minded individuals to fight against the menstrual taboo, while also making menstrual hygiene and menstrual education a right of every woman and not a luxury. Periods is the reason you and me are breathing today. Break the taboo, PERIOD!"

"An individual should not be devoid off of a normal lifestyle simply based on the beliefs of a taboo. Being on period is as natural as sweating after a workout session. Paddling has been like a small kid to me, as it grew, I grew. The memories and experiences I've had here are intangible. With paddling, I aspire to educate and reach out to more people! "

"Periods are a normal biological process and a key sign for reproductive health, yet it is neglected and shamed by our society. As a female I’ve personally encountered a lot of stereotypes, Paddling will help me break the taboos and make this world a better and a safer place for women."

"Paddling is like a second home to me. However cliche it might sound, I always wanted to make a difference and there was no better road to take than this. Paddling helped me grow as a person and filled me with creativity and positivity. "

"Being an IT engineering graduate, I always wanted to utilize that technical knowledge for a societal cause. Paddling as an organization gives me that perfect oppurtunity to make a difference and apply my skills for the greater good of the society."

"Working in paddling has been such a wholesome experience, even though my work might not always relate to the cause since it’s mostly design and strategy I always sleep better at night knowing that my effort might have in someway or the other helped in bringing a change."

"Half of the population menstruates and yet everybody whispers about it.
Paddling Foundation being a youth driven organization is all set to put the taboos to rest and to work towards ending period poverty. Through them I have had the most humbling experiences that makes me more passionate about the cause where I can learn and unlearn each day."

"Menstrual stigma is inflicted on one-half of our population even in modern times. The thought that in rural areas menstruating individuals are still weighed down by unfounded taboos intimidates me as a young woman. With Paddling, I strive to spread awareness and debunk the myths about menstruation."

"Being a student of psychology I've always been very interested in knowing about people and understanding them. Paddling gave me a reason to understand more of this in depth as to how one single aim can connect people globally. I aspire to connect with more people and help the paddling foundation grow in various aspects."



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