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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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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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March Business Update

Hello amazing boos! We hope you are well and had a fabulous, fruitful and well balanced March! Here’s a small update on what March had in-store for us at TABOO HQ. Probably the biggest “mile stone” moment for us this month was making our first payment to our manufacturer for TABOO’s pads and tampons!!! This […]

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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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INDONESIA Jan/Feb 2019

Over the last three weeks I’ve journeyed to Indonesia, not so far at all from the comfort and beauty of Australia. In Yogyakarta, I met up with 20 other students and 2 staff members from Flinders Uni to start this nutty, daring time of learning together. Not only was I challenged in my knowledge of […]

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Harriet takes India

Our amazing ambassador Harriet Hewitson  is currently in India with an organisation called ASHA, and has some beautiful experiences to share with us at TABOO: The community centre we worked at had a small doctor’s office, where women would come in for pregnancy tests and pregnancy check ups. We spoke to our supervisor, Sweeta, about […]

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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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