17 March 2020

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Supporting Vulnerable Communities During COVID-10

Supporting Vulnerable Communities During COVID-10

by Sarah Niedoba
Like you, we've been closely monitoring the latest news of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to extend our thoughts to you at this difficult and stressful time. As you know, now more than ever it is essential that we continue to support our most vulnerable. Members of our community who are living below the poverty line, are precariously housed or are relying on shelters and drop-ins will be hardest hit by this outbreak. As our supporter councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam has said, we need o...

8 March 2020

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No Pad? What Do You Do?

No Pad? What Do You Do?

by Sarah Niedoba
Picture this: You're out for the day, in the middle of an errand, a meeting or just sitting in traffic. Suddenly, you feel a familiar feeling of dread wash over you. You've got your period, but you don't have a pad. Sound familiar? We've all faced this problem at some point, and while it can be annoying, it's rarely a crisis. A new pad or tampon is usually waiting for us in a desk drawer, a friend's bag, or at the closest drug store. But not everyone is so fortu...

3 December 2019

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10 Important Reasons to Donate to The Period Purse on Giving Tuesday

10 Important Reasons to Donate to The Period Purse on Giving Tuesday

by Sarah Niedoba
Every year, after scoring last minute deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, another holiday asks you to open your wallet one more time but for a very different reason. Since 2011, Giving Tuesday has been a day for people to come together and support charitable organizations in their community. But with so many worthwhile causes, it can be difficult to decide where to send your donations this season. That's why we've put together a handy list of reasons to donate to The Peri...

23 November 2019

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Legendary Canadian Singer Bif Naked Talks First Period Stories and Menstrual Equity

Legendary Canadian Singer Bif Naked Talks First Period Stories and Menstrual Equity

by Bif Naked
It was around the time that Bif Naked's Spaceman came out, in March of 1998, that I got my first period. Recently, I found myself talking on the phone with the legendary Canadian singer, over 20 years since that banger was released and, evidently, over 20 years since I first started menstruating. This isn't about me, I swear. However, if you were to tell me back then that I would be chatting with the Bif Naked about her first period story, I probably would have assumed you were talk...

10 October 2019

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Help Bring Period Products to Toronto's Marginalized Menstruators with The Period Purse's Fall Blitz

Help Bring Period Products to Toronto's Marginalized Menstruators with The Period Purse's Fall Blitz

by Sarah Niedoba
With fall finally here and the weather slowly getting cooler, you may be wondering what you can do to help Toronto's marginalized communities. It can be an overwhelming question. With so many valuable organizations and causes seeking your donations and support, where do you start? Often, these conversations can exclude some of the city's most vulnerable members of our community who don't have access to the products they need to experience healthy periods.
What if we could d...

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