3 October 2021

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Introducing The Collective

Introducing The Collective

by Jana Girdauskas
The Collective: a group of generous people who believe that everyone should have a healthy period.  $15 is all that it takes to bring someone a healthy period. $15 is a couple of lattes. One fast food lunch. A bottle of wine. Giving up one of these treats provides one person with the period products they need to handle their period every month so they don't have to resort to toilet paper and rags that leak and cause infection. $15 a month is all it takes. We have an ambitious goal ...

4 September 2021

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Superior-Greenstone District School Board Partnership

Superior-Greenstone District School Board Partnership

by Jannie Nheng
Achieve menstrual equity by providing free menstrual products, and to reduce the stigma surrounding periods - this has been the mission at The Period Purse (TPP) and we continue to honour it. We are happy to announce our collaboration with the Superior-Greenstone District School Board to bring this vision to life. The board is located in North-Western Ontario and spans a large geographical area, with one of the school’s being 400km away from the main school office. But the distance does...

9 August 2021

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Goodbye Purses

Goodbye Purses

by Jana Girdauskas
It all started with one purse, helping one person. It was a beautiful thing and it blossomed into something so much bigger than we could imagine.  A wise person once told me, “the only constant in life is change”. As TPP grows, we continue to evolve in order to better contribute to our community. We said goodbye to purses a while ago. The pandemic cemented that decision and we don't collect any more purses. And we aren't going back.  Purses were a lovely touch ...

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...

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