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How Far We’ve Come

The 28th May was a special day here at TABOO: Menstrual Hygiene Day! Initiated in 2014, Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day to highlight the importance of menstrual health. Let’s take a look at what’s been achieved in those five years! In August 2017 Human Rights Watch, the world’s leading research and advocacy […]

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Periods 101

About half the world’s population will spend a good three or four decades on their menstrual cycle, yet very few non-bleeders would know what tampons their femme friends use – if they even know what a tampon is. Periods are as normal as bread and butter, but so many people don’t know the first thing […]

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Hindu Culture and Menstruation

On the first day of 2019, five million women lined up across the length of Kerala, a state in southwest India. Side by side, these women formed a wall stretching 620 kilometres. They were protesting against violent reactions to women trying to enter Sabarimala Temple. A few months earlier the Indian supreme court overturned a […]

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Groovy Boos

International Women’s Day | Sylvia Maina

To Celebrate International Women’s day, we want to celebrate an amazing woman called Sylvia Maina, who we’ve been privileged to come to know.   Here is her story: “I am a second born in a family of three. Living in a separated family was not an easy thing. My late mother used to struggle to […]

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Outreach

Women’s Health

This moth at TABOO, Isobel, Thenu and myself were fortunate enough to head to Melbourne and finally meet some of the team members behind the wonderful organisation OneGirl! These bunch of superstars are focused and committed to educating girls, currently in Sub Saharan Africa through different programs they facilitate. One initiative they run is called […]

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Creative Submission, Outreach

What’s the big deal?

In early June, the Australian Senate voted to keep the tax on women’s sanitary products. The move slipped almost completely unnoticed under the plethora of issues and controversies that surrounded this year’s budget. In Australia, sanitary products are subject to a goods and services tax (GST) which has claimed 10% on most goods and services sales since […]

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Our Journey

Business As Usual

October has been a very exciting month for the team at TABOO! Being the first month that the Directors and Creative Director have been in the same country in over 6 months, we hit the ground running and couldn’t wait to start the next phase of TABOO. Our number one priority for October was to […]

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Creative Submission

“Dealing with the blood: A luxury or a right?”

It is our pleasure to have received this extremely relevant paper from one of our followers, Ashlee Duhamel! She has created this topical piece that discusses menstruation as a taboo, and explores the jovial experience of nursing that-time-of-the-month. We’d also like to commend Ashlee’s ability to create the analogy of a kebab without pitta to […]

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Outreach

A Pen is Mightier Than Any Sword

It was nearly a year ago that I saw these seemingly simple, but ultimately profound, words inscribed onto the outer wall of a school in India; the defined blue characters standing out from the otherwise peeling painted concrete. The more time went on, the more I pondered. What if centuries of conflicts could be fought […]

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