I am Hajarah and I am 16 years.
What was the inspiration behind your writing?
I thought what if it was me in that situation, what would I do.
Which woman in the world inspires you most?
Hon. Rebeeca Kadaaga, the national speaker of parliament.
What did you think of the session? What did you learn?
Not to be shy whenever my periods start
Do you think it is important for girls to have such lessons about menstruation?
It is important because sometimes girls do not know about menstruation
When you started your periods, how did you feel? Did you have anyone to talk to?
I felt bad when I started my periods because I was somehow alone and by that time I had no one to talk to. If someone else comes to me when they start their periods, I would tell her not to be shy and how to use pads.
What are your aspirations?
A teacher. If i am a teacher I will be able to help other girls.
What do you like about being a girl? What don’t you like?
I like being a girl because girls are proud of themselves. I don’t like being a girls because of the first time I started my menstruation.
As a young girl, do you think it is important for girls everywhere to get sanitary towels?
It is important because some girls have their periods but cannot get pads.
What words of inspiration would you tell other girls out there about periods?
Not to be shy.