Kenyan media personality Janet Mbugua Ndichu is now a published author.
Janet wears many hats, from a mother of two, wife, television host, gender equality advocate, brand ambassador and now an author.
The personality announced the release of her first book titled ‘My First Time’ during the National period day which was marked on the 19th of October 2019.
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Good God! Good people! I have a book! It’s the labor of love I talked about a few weeks ago and I hope and pray it changes lives and conversations around a topic which, from my exeperience and interactions, is a most difficult one to have. For every girl, mother, son, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, teacher, pastor, Imam…this one is for you! 'My First Time' by Janet Mbugua, together with Longhorn Publishers, put together some very memorable stories from people you know and love and those who you will come to know and connect with, talking about the one thing that we have created so much stigma around – Periods. It's only fitting to celebrate #NationalPeriodDay with this announcement. You can pre-order your copy now! Link in my bio. 10% of proceeds will go to providing innovative solutions for access and information and solutions to addressing period poverty with the Menstrual Hygiene Management centre (see earlier posts from today) being one of them. It’ll also be a tool for influencing policy change which we deeply need. Follow me here and on @myfirsttimestories for updates. Buy a book, change a life 🙏🏾 #MyFirstTime #MenstruationMatters #PeriodEqualityNow #EndPeriodShame
According to Janet the book which was published by Longhorn is a compilation of menstruation stories by various Kenyan personalities. Some of these personalities include Adelle Onyango, Caroline Mutoko, Carol Radull, Farhana Oberson and Sharon Mundia.
The book is currently available to preorder via Janet’s social media pages and 10% of the proceeds will go tp providing innovative solutions to addressing period poverty in Kenya.
The ‘Here And Now’ host does not shy away from talking about periods and advocating for period equality in a bid to stop the stigma around that time of the month.
Ten per cent of girls in sub-Saharan Africa, where Kenya is located, miss school when menstruating. Because of the culture of shame surrounding menstruation, girls often miss school while menstruating since they do not have the proper products to deal with their period.
Click here to check out a video on ‘My First Time’.