Menstrual Equity

 

"One in ten young women can't afford pads or tampons when they need."

While we are advocating for normalizing the perception on female sexuality and supporting women to explore their own bodies and sexual preferences, it is also our passion to stand in solidarity with organizations that are fighting for sexual and reproductive health and rights issues. It is our goal to fight for menstrual equity and to end menstrual poverty.

What We Do

 

We share 2% of the revenue to our "Menstrual Movement Fund" and donate to selected non-profit organizations that helps women on their menstrual hygiene supplies.

Every time you shop with us, you are supporting the community! Thank you!

Menstrual Hygiene Day - May 28

 

"Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy platform that brings together the voices and actions of non-profits, government agencies, individuals, the private sector and the media to promote good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for all women and girls."

A general view of atmosphere as THINX lights up the Brooklyn Bridge and UN Secretariat Building to draw attention to period poverty on March 8, 2018 in New York City. © 2018 Andrew Toth/Getty Images for THINX

"Period poverty remains a serious issue affecting women around the world, including young women in North America.

In fact, one-third of Canadian women under the age of 25 say they’ve struggled to afford menstrual products, a new report stated."

This is Period Poverty

This is Period Poverty is a campaign created and produced by Winslow Magazine to raise awareness about period poverty in Toronto. This campaign shares the stories of individuals who have experienced homelessness and the challenges they have faced while managing their periods without access to appropriate menstrual products. These stories highlight the social, political and economic factors that create obstacles for menstruators in-need across Canada, and throughout the world.

This is Period Poverty is intended to start a conversation about menstrual equity and generate donation dollars for The Period Purse. The Period Purse is a non-profit organization that works to achieve menstrual equity through outreach, education and advocacy. To date, The Period Purse has provided supplies to support over 21,989 healthy periods.

"Surviving Period Poverty with 'Socks and Tissue' - BBC News"

"Thousands of women in the UK cannot afford to buy sanitary products.Research by the charity Plan International suggests that one in 10 girls and women - aged between 14 and 21 - in the UK has been affected at some point.

A Scottish government pilot project is providing towels and tampons to those who need them through an Aberdeen food bank. Two women tell the BBC's Scotland Editor Sarah Smith about their experiences."

"Period Poverty: A Journey Through the Pain, Struggle and Taboo"

"Unable to afford proper menstrual products, Chloe is constantly faced with anxiety and humiliation; this is not the first time this has happened and it won’t be the last. 'Absent' is based on multiple true stories and made in association with Freedom4girls. It aims to raise awareness around period poverty in the UK."

"The Cost of Menstrual Shame | Kayla-Leah Rich | TEDxBoise"

Somewhere between a young girl convinced she is dying because she is bleeding, and an artist who paints with only her period blood, is the happy medium where we can discuss menstruation as naturally as the process itself. What is the cost of the privacy and silence in which we enshroud menstruation? We need to remove menstruation shame, replacing it with feminine dignity. Period.

Kayla-Leah is courageously ending the silence on the topic of menstruation. After experiencing a period in a third-world country, she realized that even in developed nations, there is a cost to not having permission to talk about what happens with and to the female body during menstruation. She brings humor and reason to this important conversation.


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