Period Poverty

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.   

Special interview with Nadya Okamoto, Founder of and author of the book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement.