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UK abolishes tampon tax, but stigma remains

In December we were incredibly pleased to learn that the United Kingdom had abolished the tax on sanitary products as part of a wider movement to end period poverty. The roll out, which came into effect January 1st 2021, will also included free access to pad and tampons in schools, universities and hospitals. The reform […]

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December Business Update

December 2020 was certainly an exciting month to wrap up an extraordinary year!  This month our Aussie outreach program spanned across the country, mainland and beyond, as we delivered 48 boxes of product to Red Lilly Health, 96 boxes to NPY Women’s Council, 50 to Baptist World Aid Australia, 54 boxes to a school in […]

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All About Pads

Remember way back when to the happy day you got your first period. It’s highly likely that the sanitary product you were first shown to use by a family member or friend was the humble pad. And I think since that momentous day, we’ve probably taken our friend the pad for granted. It’s high time […]

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November Business Update

In the lead up to the Christmas break the Taboo team has been incredibly busy this November. Izzy and Eloise were lucky enough to attend couple of networking events in the Adelaide start up scene. Eloise also had an interview with a PHD student from Adelaide University, which was very cool! There was also a […]

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October Business Update

Its been another busy month at Taboo HQ. In October Eloise spoke on a virtual panel that ANU TABOO hosted regarding period stigma with other special guests: Rochelle from Share the Dignity, Florence from OneGirl, and Alana, a policy officer for the Australian department of health The TABOO team delivered more product to OTR. Our […]

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Using A Tampon for the First Time

There are few things in life as daunting as the thought of using a tampon for the first time. Is it inserted properly? How far is too far? How long can I leave it in for? Will it really stop me from bleeding all over my cute bathers at the beach this summer? We understand, […]

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What is PMS anyway?

If you’re a person who gets their period, chances are you’ve probably experienced the mood sings and food cravings that come with PMS. You might be happily relaxing on the couch watching Gossip Girl when you’re suddenly overcome with a wave of emotion that leaves you in blubbering tears over one of Serena and Blair’s […]

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September Business Update

September has proven to be another busy month for the Taboo team. We were lucky enough to deliver our organic pads and tampons to Kick Start for Kids thanks to the wonderful team at OTR. Possibly the biggest update for September is our new office space. Back in August Eloise applied for a renew Adelaide space […]

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August Business Update

A lot has been on the go in August for the Taboo team. Izzy and Eloise recorded a Self Made Theory podcast with Ben Campbell that you can have listen to right here. The podcast interview is all about the social enterprise business model, making a difference, overcoming the challenges we have faced since starting […]

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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Anyone who gets their period has likely had moments where they have flown off the handle or burst into tears about the most minor of inconveniences. However, usually Aunt Flo arrives the next day leaving us thinking, “hmmmm maybe that was PMS and I overreacted just a tiny bit,”. For some people who menstruate the […]

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