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This was a written paper to outline the visual memory of my first menstruation, one of the most prominent memories in any girl’s life that has the power to establish some of the key aspects of her respective identity, through the knowledge retained from subjective individual experiences. “‘Memory’ labels a diverse set of cognitive capacities by which we retain information and reconstruct past experiences, usually for present purposes. Memory is one of the most important ways by which our histories animate our current actions and experiences. Most notably, the human ability to conjure up long-gone but specific episodes of our lives is both familiar and puzzling, and is a key aspect of personal identity.”

Here are the final images that relate to the various elements of my memory, influences of the collective Indian society and bodily sensations related to my first menstruation in India.

May, 2016