1 July 2021

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Well Red Book Club

Well Red Book Club

by Jannie Nheng
Join our Summer 2021 now! At the Period Purse, we want to gather a community of like minded people to discuss topics and themes that matter. This summer, we're launching a book club to bring together eager learners with a love for literature and...PERIODS! Our first book, Heavy Flow, written by Amanda Laird (@amandalaird) aims to challenge the existing narrative on menstruation - SPOILER ALERT! Amanda took some time to answer a few of our pressing questions below! 1. In the book, ...

29 May 2021

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What is Menstrual Health Day?

What is Menstrual Health Day?

by Jannie Nheng
Menstrual Health Day (MH Day), celebrated on May 28, brings together organizations, non-profits and individuals worldwide to build awareness on the importance of menstrual health and hygiene. May 28 is symbolic because May is the 5th month of the year, most menstruators have their periods for 5 days and cycles average 28 days. This day was first celebrated 11 years ago and our efforts to ensure the most vulnerable populations continue to have healthy periods has been exacerbated by the glob...

22 April 2021

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Chapter Leader Reflection: Dufferin-Peel

Chapter Leader Reflection: Dufferin-Peel

by Dufferin-Peel Chapter Leaders
I distinctly remember when I first heard about The Period Purse; I was driving to work listening to Metro Morning, Jana, our Founder, was being interviewed.  When I heard that there were menstruators in shelters and on the streets who had nothing to use during their periods and potentially have to use whatever they could find including newspaper, I was moved to get involved. In 2018, I started my first blitz and became Chapter Leader for Mississauga. Genevieve joined and we expanded to...

30 November 2020

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Giving Tuesday, Give the Gift of a "Period Present"

Giving Tuesday, Give the Gift of a "Period Present"

by Sarah Niedoba
The holidays are looking different this year for all of us. To keep one another safe, many of us will have to spend the season apart. But that's all the more reason to give each other thoughtful gifts from afar, and those same gifts can uplift the most vulnerable members of our community. This Giving Tuesday, give someone you love the gift of knowing they've helped someone have a safe, healthy period. For $15, give the gift of one month of period supplies For $40, one m...

22 November 2020

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Virtual Learning about Periods

Virtual Learning about Periods

by Tait Gamble
Part of our mission at The Period Purse (TPP) is to reduce the stigma surrounding periods through public education and advocacy. Through education, we believe we can erase the stigma surrounding menstruation and shed light on the unique challenges faced by people who experience homelessness. We are excited to announce we have a brand new initiative to help us to do just this! As the school curricula in Canada lack a comprehensive education on menstruation and period poverty, we have desig...

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