Most people I see at the studio are, or have been, affected by periods in some way or another in their lives and most (including myself) have never had to worry about period poverty. Here’s to raising more awareness…
Inspired by the #freeperiods movement, first set in motion in 2017 by Amika George (who was 17 at the time) more people are now taking notice.
Listen to Adwoa Aboah talk with Amika George here! It’s a really informative and interesting podcast talking about how and why the movement started in the UK - THE GURLS TALK PODCAST: Ep 23
I decided to release a limited Tee with Everpress with one of my favourite drawings and spend 50% of the profits on period products for women’s shelters in Berlin.
Then the lightbulb moment happened. I thought I could ask YOU, my dearest client/friend/person reading this to help too!
Donate any packaged/wrapped period products to the studio and I will create care packages for women’s shelters around Berlin. Let’s make it a monthly thing!
Why? Because there are a lot of young girls and women out there, missing out on life’s bare essentials. Missing work, missing school, and missing out on feeling free during their period, due to lack of access to period products.
You can read more about it here from Bloody Good Period. (Another source of inspiration for doing this at the studio)
I have enjoyed more and more people talk openly around the subject of periods in the last few years and think it’s excellent. From being introduced to Clue app and reading Code Red by Lisa Lister, following accounts and projects such as @freeperiods, @theredboxproject and @bloodygoodperiod and using useful hormone tracking app, Moody Month, I feel like periods are high on peoples priorities and period poverty is something we can all help eliminate! Even men. Men can buy period products to donate, how about that! 50% of the worlds population can also help with this. <3 Being aware of the problem is the first step, but there’s a long way to go!
*I choose to use the phrase, “Period Products” rather than hygiene or sanitary products as this creates a feeling of shame around periods. I’ve learnt that the language we choose to use around different subjects heavily impacts the way ourselves and others think. Consciously and unconsciously.