NO STIGMA. NO SHAME. PERIOD.
Social stigma, lack of quality information and shame around periods is holding people who menstruate back.
We support all people who bleed and nobody should be disadvantaged simply for having a period. Let’s smash menstrual taboos and normalise what is natural about our bodies to help end period shame together.
Florence Schetcher, Founder and Director of The Vagina Museum commented:
"There's an appetite for discussion about the gynaecological anatomy without shame and stigma. It is urgent, more than ever before to talk about and destigmatise periods - menstrual health activism is growing throughout the world, and the UK is no exception. But why is there still such a lack of understanding in the general population about what a period actually is? Our new exhibition investigates the line between past taboos and present activism by tracking how menstruation has been perceived and dealt with throughout history, tapping into just some of the hundreds of theories and societal beliefs that still reverberate in discussions to this day. We’re really excited about our Periods: A Brief History exhibition and to unveil it to the world.”
Gabby Edlin, founder and CEO of Bloody Good Period, commented:
“The panic buying of pads and tampons just goes to show how essential these items are to women and people who menstruate. But vulnerable groups, including asylum seekers who receive only £37.75 per week to live on, are already struggling to access what they need – you can’t bulk buy anything on £37.75. If you are able to, please donate to help us get period essentials out to those who need them.”
Find out how you can support the menstrual movement and donate to Bloody Good Period.
RISE UP WITH SELF LOVE
In order to create positive change in the world, we must start by creating positive change within. Self-love starts with the recognition and appreciation of our inner worth and value. Why is menstruation demeaned? We call for people around the world to rise-up with self-love.