Periods are often an unpleasant or an inconvenient time of the month for anyone who menstruates – let alone people experiencing homelessness. Many women experiencing homelessness are unable to purchase essential items during their cycle – from pads, to tampons and other period products.
When the murder of Sarah Everard hit our screens and papers in early 2021, the whole world collectively mourned her loss. I couldn’t put my finger on exactly why this particular story had such a profound effect on us, but there was this shared sense of fear and grief amongst my female friends. I found myself looking behind me constantly when walking alone in a carpark, holding my car keys between my middle and index finger in case I needed to wield it as a weapon.
As you may know, our PIF program is working to address barriers to menstrual health education and period products in Australia. We partner with schools, community organisations and health care centres around the country to deliver your amazing donations of period products to. Our program partners then distribute the period products to their community members, providing dignified and uncomplicated access to period products and menstrual health support.
Excerpts from TABOO's Podcast The Flow: "Embarassing period stories" From false first periods, the bizarre world of tampon application, to learning what the sticky side on a pad is for…have you ever had a horrifically embarrassing period story that you think tops them all? Here are just a few sto...
Words by Millie Smith Throughout recent years, we have learnt about the many downsides to single-use, plastic period products. Countless businesses have altered their product offerings to include reusable alternatives, perhaps even discontinuing the single-use product. Government regulations are ...
Employee wellbeing is a growing and dynamic workplace requirement; but, unsurprisingly, women's needs have long been excluded from the employee wellbeing equation. Women specific workplace needs often start and end at fertility and maternity leave, while menstruation is ignored.