October 11, 2019
Period Taxes, Period Power, & More!
Not all periods are created equally and on this upcoming National Period Day, 2019, we’re focusing our lens of de-stigmitization on the more recently acknowledged concept of Period Poverty.
Depending on your socioeconomic status and resources, having your period can either be a quick blip in the month where you go through tampons/pads/menstrual cups as you go about your day, or it can be an all-consuming stressor with limited menstrual product, water, and sanitation resources.
According to UNICEF, 2.3 million people globally live without basic sanitation services and in developing countries, only 27% of people have adequate handwashing facilities at home. Not being able to use these facilities makes it harder for women and young girls to manage their periods safely and with dignity.