Blog

Uncategorized

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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Our Journey

TABOO takes Clipsal 500! (3/3/17-5/3/17)

OK, be honest. How many of you immediately think of pads and tampons when you hear the words ‘Clipsal 500’? I imagine that comes to approximately zero people – I certainly didn’t! But… there is a method to our madness here at TABOO, so please keep reading, and give us a chance to convince you […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more