June Business Update

June has been perhaps a slightly more relaxed month in terms of public engagements for the TABOO team, but we’ve been busy in the behind the scenes and in the office applying for grants and working on the design on the new website which will be rolled out very shortly. Stay glued to our Instagram for updates on the launch of the new site. We’re so excited to share it with you!

This month Izzy and Eloise travelled to Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy and Darwin. There they met with health organisations, rural and city, youth councils and other networks, like NPY Women’s Council. NPY Women’s Council are a powerful group of people who have inspired us since 2018 with their deep knowledge, respect and proactive work supporting Aboriginal women across Australia. Izzy and Eloise also Spoke to primary and secondary school girls about menstruation. 

Any other business:

  • Eloise spoke at the Accelerator for Enterprising Women Adelaide Summit Event in adelaide
  • Izzy presented at Pulteney 
  • Eloise and Izzy became ambassadors for Kick Start for Kids Period Poverty campaign, which launched in June. 
  • TABOO team went to Period Summit – Whole day discussing periods and the complex environments / attitudes that need improving
  • Izzy was able to share the TABOO story and mission at Unley Council’s Inspiring South Australians event! She spoke alongside Richard Bruggemann who has advocated for, and improved the systems supporting those with intellectual and physical disabilities, Alicia Beik, a businesswoman and community activist who works to make sure new Australians have a safe place to call home, and Craig Scott, president of the Goodwood saints Football Club. Craig has led his club to actively support social justice issues and has championed the SANFL inclusive league (amongst millions of other things! It was truly an honour to have our TABOO story considered amongst such a panel of incredibly inspiring speakers. Thank you to the team behind it all! 

Alicia Franceschini

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