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Sierra Leone declares rape a national emergency

In February President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, declared rape and sexual violence against women a national emergency. The move comes after a string of cases involving minors were recently reported in the country. President Bio has called for Sierra Leone hospitals to provide free treatment and care to victims of sexual assault and […]

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Inspirational Women Throughout History

Women have fought tirelessly for their places in the pages of history. Scientists, designers, engineers and activists have all carved out their places in what has largely been a man’s world (until now?). In the month of March we celebrate the trailblazing women who continue to inspire and who have made it a heck of […]

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Code Red by Jordi Harbridge

It’s likely that some of us in this room are not able to relate to the issue that I am exploring in this speech. But this is precisely why this needs to be heard. Menstruation is a natural part of life which is experienced by females from around 13-50, who constitute about 26% of the […]

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Understanding Vaginismus

Nobody knows how strong the link is between body and mind quite like us women. Not to mention young women, just exiting their teen years and entering into the freedom of adulthood. Some days we’re obsessed with our bodies! The way they look, feel and all the amazing things they can do. Other days, a […]

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Living With Chronic Pelvic Pain

Imagine you’re sitting in a tute at uni on a regular day just like any other. You feel that familiar cramp in your tummy so you excuse yourself to the bathroom where you pull out a tampon. You’ve used one of these bad boys countless times before, you know the drill. Except this time upon […]

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February Business Update

February has been insane! We’re still riding on a high because documentary about menstruation just won an Oscar! Reflecting on the last month though, we realise there has been SO MUCH else to be thankful for too!   Early on in the month, one of our Directors Eloise came back safely from Indonesia with lots […]

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Getting to Know the Taboo Team

Over the last few months we’ve added some new faces to the Taboo crew. Along with your old favourites we’d love to share some fun facts and interesting anecdotes from Jaida, Harriet, Ali, Izzy and Eloise. Jaida What did you do on Australia Day? Australia Day meant hanging around the beach at Wallaroo, playing grip-ball, […]

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January Business Update

January! What a month. The last 30 or so days have been jam packed full of things that tell us that the launch of our product is not far away! It’s been an incredibly encouraging month. We were especially encouraged by the photoshoot that was done for our final product box designs (pad and tampon […]

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The Practice of Menstrual Huts and Isolation

A comfy couch, a warm bed or cosy blanket are just a few of the creature comforts that I personally need to get through those crampy first days of my period. This is not to mention a steady flow of hot tea and chocolate within reach at all times. These items that bring us comfort […]

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Choosing Ethically

It’s that happy time of the year again folks. You know the one where you have to haul your sorry self to the nearest overcrowded shopping mall on what is probably a stinking hot summer’s day and navigate the hell on earth that is the cark park. Forget about it! There, with Michael Buble’s heavenly […]

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