In Doodles: Six Painfully Funny Period Tales, Inspired by My Own!

I was on my period when I started this series of illustrations. So I just drew whatever I was actually feeling!

Updated06 Feb 2018, 07:50 AM IST
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I'm sure the majority of women around the world can agree on one thing: periods suck. Even if you try to encourage yourself that someone has it worse than you, or a man also faces a few problems, et al... But it's hard not to be angry with Mother Nature when the cramps start!

I was on my period when I started this series of illustrations. So technically, I just drew whatever I was actually feeling.

Periods come with all sorts of inconvenient side effects, but that doesn’t mean we can’t sit back and laugh at them every once in a while. So I break down some of the more uncomfortable parts of the monthly cycle in the form of doodles. Perhaps a few woman will be able to relate to these illustrations:

The all-too-familiar cycle.
The all-too-familiar cycle.
(Photo Courtesy: Zehra Lokhandwala)
This has happened. True story.
This has happened. True story.
(Photo Courtesy: Zehra Lokhandwala)
Somehow, I can’t seem to make up my mind about food...
Somehow, I can’t seem to make up my mind about food...
(Photo Courtesy: Zehra Lokhandwala)
The days I turn into ‘the period girl’.
The days I turn into ‘the period girl’.
(Photo Courtesy: Zehra Lokhandwala)
Advertisements vs Reality.
Advertisements vs Reality.
(Photo Courtesy: Zehra Lokhandwala)
Rejoiced too soon?
Rejoiced too soon?
(Photo Courtesy: Zehra Lokhandwala)

Do you also have period tales to share? Let us know in the comments section below or drop in a mail to fit@thequint.com.

(Zehra Lokhanwala is a 24-year old daydreamer with a Masters in visual effects and animation from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. She works as a pre-production artist in an animation studio in Hyderabad. Travelling and art are therapy to her; she likes to believe that in this universe, one is both storyteller and artist. Tweet to her @zehra52.)

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Published: 24 Aug 2017, 08:16 AM IST
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