Yes, you CAN do something to fight period poverty (inability to purchase menstrual products), which causes women to choose between food and hygiene, or stay home from work or school. We can change this! Sign Period Project’s Manifesto! https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/endperiodpoverty Nadya Okamoto founded the nonprofit Period—a youth-led “menstrual movement” dedicated to improving access to period products—when … Continue reading END 🔴 Period Poverty! The MANIFESTO
Candy in vending machines is tax free; necessities for female hygiene? Not so much! Check out your state, and see what you can do to address this discrimination that “bleeds” women monthly... https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a29490059/tampon-tax-state-guide/
Around the world, the costs of menstruation are anything but trivial. Women and girls are often shamed, debased, bullied and excluded during menstruation, and poverty poses a special humiliation. United Nations Recommendations The Curse. Aunt Flow. Red Alert. On the Rag—What’s the Problem with Female Functions? Some folks might think the “cost” of shaming women … Continue reading 🔴 WORLD PERIOD DAY| PERIOD SHAMING: Do You Know It’s Costs Worldwide?
Are You More Than A Body? Lots of people seem to think that girls and women are defined, and only valued, by their physical sexual characteristics. This view is embedded in most cultures at a very deep level, both in terms of concrete social practices (veiling, enforced modesty codes, segregation) and within the psyches of … Continue reading Happy International Day of the Girl, 2019! Ask “Are You More Than a Body?”
Time is running out! Change is one of those ambivalent features of human life. Like it or not, we will all encounter it. Embodiment Means Change As an embodied creature living on a linear timeline, with significant cyclical ‘repeats’, some change seems lovely—another spring! Another holiday! Another phase of the moon! But other changes are … Continue reading BODIES! When Change is NOT Your Friend…
A Girl With a Book is a scary thing in some parts of the world, did you know? That's what Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says in praise of education for girls! Sometimes its very clear that the Powers That Be are afraid that girls and women will 'weaponize' knowledge and demand their rights. And, … Continue reading LEADING GIRLS Start a Feminist Bookclub with Online Guides!
Being careful online when using Social Media is a priority for everyone these days, but most especially girls and women! WHAT SHOULD YOU DO if you find yourself in a strange, unpleasant or frightening situation on line? "Everyone, including women should be safe online. The United Nations has recognised internet access as a human right. … Continue reading Slay Those Trolls IRL, Ladies!
Did you know there is an art to getting paid what you are worth--and most women don't know how to pick up that paint brush!! Learn more about how you can make more money just by learnng a few strategies and tips. After all, why should the guy you trained be making more than you … Continue reading Get Paid What You’re Worth!