March Business Update

March was an exceptionally jam packed month for TABOO, possibly even busier than February! We were incredibly honoured to have Premier of South Australia Stephen Marshall visit the TABOO office and find out more about the work the team does to end period poverty in SA and globally. You can watch the video here. We think the premiere is going to look very snazzy in his pink TABOO cap gifted to him by Izzy!

International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8th and TABOO had a number of events lined up around the big day. Izzy and Eloise attended the UN Women’s IWD lunch in Sydney, while back home in Adelaide we celebrated with a Sunday morning brunch at Hygge Studio where Marziya Mohammadi spoke to us about the importance of intersectional feminism and her experiences as a migrant woman. We’re also super grateful to St Mark’s College who donated an astonishing $3,000 to TABOO as result of their IWD fundraising efforts. Thank you St Mark’s!

Izzy and Eloise were luck enough to take part in a very fancy photoshoot for South Australian Style magazine. You can read the feature on TABOO and see the gorgeous phots here.

These 2 don’t scrub up too bad, eh?

Any other business:

Izzy did a Zoom presentation for the boys at Sydney school Scots College
The team touched base with our charity partner OneGirl
Izzy spoke at Northern Institute Charles Darwin via zoom
Eloise and Izzy had meetings with Helen Connolly (Commissioner for children and young people) to discuss period poverty in SA and her newest report “Menstruation Matters”
Eloise and Izzy travelled to Sydney with advocate for children and young people to discuss the roll out of free sanitary products in NSW with department of education, as well as relaying CCYP findings and recommendations
Eloise recorded an interview for the Phil and Sharon podcast
The team presented at the Aus Hotels Association, a women in hotels networking event
Meetings were had with Connie Bonaros to discuss period poverty in SA
Izzy and Eloise recorded a talk for TedX Uni SA to be released very soon, keep an eye on our socials for that one
More Zoom presentations, this time with Monash O&G club
Eloise also presented at Cornerstone Women’s Health and wellbeing event
Izzy and Eloise recorded a podcast with Emma G for Empowerhouse. You can listen here

Alicia Franceschini

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