Menstrual Hygiene Awareness and Education "The Motivation" Kit
Research shows that, historically, the information most girls and women receive about their menstrual cycle focuses, primarily, on hygiene and pregnancy prevention, perpetuates a cultural code of secrecy and shame upon their bodies. This limited understanding of menstruation leaves women essentially illiterate about this primary indicator of reproductive health in ways that can negatively affect health and their attitudes.
We've curated a kit to inspire you to learn more about how to become a menstrual health advocate!
Our three issues to tackle and action items:
Accessibility for marginalized groups(low income, incarcerated, homeless);
Taxation by some states and
Menstrual product safety through legislation on labeling and independent research.
Your kit includes:
An Activist Guide on menstruation activism.
10 activist postcardsfor completing your Activist Guide, plus10 inspirational stamps.
1 copy of Loaded: Periods Gone Public, a book by Jennifer Weiss-Wolf—,, exploring menstruation in the current cultural and political landscape and to investigate the new wave of period activism taking the world by storm.
"In Periods Gone Public, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf—the woman Bustle dubbed one of the nation's “badass menstrual activists”— explores why periods have become a prominent political cause. From eliminating the tampon tax, to enacting new laws ensuring access to affordable, safe products, menstruation is no longer something to whisper about. Weiss-Wolf shares her firsthand account in the fight for “period equity” and introduces readers to the leaders, pioneers, and everyday people who are making change happen. From societal attitudes of periods throughout history—in the United States and around the world—to grassroots activism and product innovation, Weiss-Wolf challenges readers to face stigma head-on and elevate an agenda that recognizes both the power—and the absolute normalcy—of menstruation."