- by Samiksha Shrestha and Manawi Shah
“Not all who menstruate are women and not all women menstruate,” says SJ, who identifies them as a non-binary person. Student Ambassadors SJ, Jessica Basnet and Sneha Dahal conducted an art exhibition themed ‘Bloody Mary No More’ at Thames International College, Kathmandu from May 29 to June 1 with the slogan ‘Letsdignifymenstruation' in an effort to address various menstrual experiences among trans-people and raise awareness that cis and trans-menstruators matter and are not different in a challenging society where menstruation is a cis-normative phenomenon. The exhibition is named ‘Bloody Mary No More’ because people assume Mary is a cis woman. The exhibition attempts to discard this assumption of Mary’s gender and sex characteristics.