Meet Taq Kaur Bhandal.
Hi I’m Taqdir (Taq) Kaur Bhandal ਤਕਦੀਰ ਕੌਰ ਭੰਡਾਲ, the founder and CEO of IM With Periods. I'm a menstrual cycle charting coach.
I also curate an Instagram account @imwithperiods to share knowledge on tracking periods & cycles for all menstruators.
Currently doing my PhD at the UBC Social Justice Institute, I’ve been a huge biology, sustainability, and social equity nerd for my whole life. I’m also a research associate at the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR).
You can find me reading romance novels most evenings after a slow cooked dinner, and I once thought I wanted to be an obgyn. I live in Vancouver, Canada on Coast Salish territory (where I ran for city council in 2018!). My ancestors are from the Punjab region of South Asia.
I came off of the birth control pill in December 2017 after 7 years, when I started to notice negative health effects. I have been spreading and hearing stories of periods ever since.