We are seeking period stories from a diverse group of girls, women, trans men, and nonbinary people, of all ages, to destimagtize the menstrual experience. Submissions may be stories, essays, poetry, and visual arts expressions about the gamut of the menstrual experience!

Menstrual Cycle Guide

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WITKITS® provide sanitary pads, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, skin lotion, shampoo and hair conditioner to at-risk girls in middle and high schools.

New Zealand Will Offer Free Sanitary Products At Schools To Fight Period Poverty

Scotland becomes first country to make tampons and pads available for free

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Breanna and Brooke Bennett, founders of Women in Training, Inc. have consistently said:  "Menstruating people should NOT have to pay for period products! The government should provide them for free!" Their mother advised them to stop saying that because “ sounds childish and unrealistic.” 


The next time they spoke in public, what did the 14-year-old twins say? They repeated the same message: "Menstruation is a natural bodily process. People should not miss school or work because they do not have sanitary items. The government MUST provide these products for free!" 


Well, Breanna and Brooke’s message made its way to Scotland!

Let’s talk about periods! 🔴

Period poverty affects millions of people all over the world, but we rarely talk about it. Because there’s so much shame and stigma surrounding menstruation, people who can’t afford period products—whether in schools, prisons, or in their daily lives—are often left with nowhere to turn for help. 


But, thanks to activists and advocates like the guests featured in this episode, that’s changing. You’ll meet Leah Rodriguez, a journalist who covers period poverty globally; Breanna and Brooke Bennett, 12-year-old sisters who started Women in Training (WIT) to promote menstrual equity in their community; and Dr. LaToya Clark, a physician committed to making sure every young person who has a period knows how to take care of their body. Let’s put an end to period stigma, once and for all!

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This mother-daughter duo is fighting the stigma of period poverty with the nation’s first crowdfunded menstrual hub in Philly

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​Do some states really prohibit bringing tampons and pads to the bar exam?

Protesters Say Tear Gas Caused Them to Get Their Period Multiple Times in a Month

Period poverty: Rise in free sanitary products needed in lockdown

City Has Handed Out Nearly 14 Million Meals During Outbreak, Adding Tampons And Pads To Distribution Sites After Push

The Unequal Price of Periods: Menstrual Equity in the United States

Free Menstrual Products in Schools 

Virginia passes Senate bill 

Maryland proposes bill 

New law in New Hampshire 

Photo by Jill Friedman

Tampon Tax

Photo by Jill Friedman

These activists helped end the U.K.’s ‘tampon tax.’ Here’s what they’re fighting for next.

Calls to end tampon tax in Alabama

Is it unconstitutional?

City Council removes sexist 'pink tax' from menstrual products and diapers in New Orleans

Period Poverty Affects Trans People

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