Songstress Fantana has stated that she is not ashamed of menstruating, as she fights back at persons she perceived are discriminating against her for menstruating.
The new act was over the weekend, heavily trolled and shamed on social media and a section of the mainstream media, over a dress she wore to perform at Shatta Wale’s Reign Concert in Accra.
The dress exposed a sanitary pad she wore underneath her pants while she was performing. Videos of her performance have since gone viral due to the sanitary pad.
In a press statement on Monday, she said, “I was surprised to see some bloggers and a section of the media high light and body shame me because I refused to let my menses stop me from performing.”
“Regardless of my costume being transparent, my only option was to put on a sanitary pad and still go ahead to perform. I am a woman and I’m not ashamed of menstruating.
I want to urge every woman to resist being discriminated against because of menstruation. I hope some people read wide and learn about menstrual health to stop the stereotype against young girls and women,” she added.
“Yes my menses appeared 30 minutes to my performance and I had to put on a sanitary pad and still go on stage. Menstruation is not a shame and I urge all young women to take a cue from my actions and not let it stop them from doing anything they want to do,” she concluded.