1 March 2019

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Marching Towards Change and Investing in Opportunities for Inclusive Representation and Equity: Important Days and Action Items in March 2019

by Micah Rodrigues
With the warmer, steadier, temperatures hopefully on the horizon, our collective thoughts are turning to spring in anticipation of the refreshing sense of renewal around the corner. As we focus on the possibilities of change and growth ahead, March is the perfect time to also think about ...

24 February 2019

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The Period Purse Turns Two!

by Danielle Kaftarian
Photo Credit: Danielle Kaftarian
Danielle Kaftarian drives her car filled with period products for marginalized menstruators. I met Jana Girdauskas, the founder of The Period Purse, nine years ago. Quickly I discovered her drive to spread kindness to others. It wasn't uncomm...

3 February 2019

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Diverse Community Ambassadors Increase Inclusive Community Impact: Introducing Cristina Navoa and Marissa Catena

by Leviana Coccia
Being a community organization fueled by the power of diverse local leaders and volunteers, The Period Purse is proud to collaborate with some of Canada's brilliant community ambassadors to increase awareness about what we do and how the world can help us reduce menstrual inequity and the neg...

21 January 2019

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For Students, by Students: Menstruation Nation and The Diva Cup

by Tait Gamble
One winter afternoon, while scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed of cat videos and selfies, a CBC News article caught my eye. It described The Period Purse, a grassroots organization that provides marginalized communities with access to free menstrual products while reducing the stigma surro...

15 January 2019

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Reflecting and Setting Intentions: A Year in Review, A Year Ahead

by Jana Girdauskas
The new year brings with it both reflection and goal-setting. As a local non-profit that opened its doors in February 2017, the last year marked The Period Purse's first full calendar year within the community. We have learned and gained so much and cannot wait for 2019's opportunities an...