3 September 2019

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Sustainable Period Products: What's the 411?

Sustainable Period Products: What's the 411?

by Lunapads
With files from Lunapads
A drawer full of reusable cloth pads. Photo courtesy of Lunapads. Today, we're talking about sustainable period products and hope to answer some common questions and concerns that may arise when considering a switch from disposable options to something more budget- and eco-friendly. We first want to acknowledge that the products discussed in this article may not be suitable for your flow or fit. Please note that the information disclosed is not medical a...

8 July 2019

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Mini Drives That Work: Increasing Employee Engagement While Enhancing Period Positivity

Mini Drives That Work: Increasing Employee Engagement While Enhancing Period Positivity

by Micah Rodrigues
According to Inc., millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. This will impact work environments in many ways: more tech, more flexibility, more collaboration and more social activism. Millennials are driving corporate social responsibility (CSR) across multiple industries. They're spending their money on brands that practice CSR and are working for companies that are willing to do the same. For example, millennials are twice as likely to provide a highe...

29 June 2019

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The Menstruation Nation Expands: Diva Cup Programs and Period Presentations

The Menstruation Nation Expands: Diva Cup Programs and Period Presentations

by Tait Gamble
  Tait Gamble at her high school graduation. When I finished grade 12, I was worried that the enthusiasm and passion for menstrual equity we built up in my graduating year would waver when I left. In the past, some successful student-led fundraisers and initiatives had been popular one-offs. I couldn't imagine the same thing happening to the Menstruation Nation. But what if the student leaders became overwhelmed? What if the general student population didn't have the...

26 May 2019

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We're Hosting a Fundraiser. Period.

We're Hosting a Fundraiser. Period.

by Gina Nicoll

Join us at our  inaugural Fundraiser. Period. event for Menstrual Hygiene Day I am writing this on my period. As I type that, I recall the comments I've heard when talking about menstruation in public: "Ewww!" "Gross!" "Dirty!" Or, "You must be on your period," as shorthand for being seen as irrational, overemotional or violating some other gendered expectation of behaviour. Periods happen for the majority of the population. Yet, ...

21 April 2019

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Chapter Leader Reflection: Megan Scott in Sault Ste. Marie

Chapter Leader Reflection: Megan Scott in Sault Ste. Marie

by Megan Scott

Photo Credit: Megan Scott
A snapshot from the Sault Ste. Marie 2018 Fall Blitz. Left to Right: Volunteers Melinda Rainone, Anne Rainone, Megan Scott and Elise Nelson. I can still remember the day I heard about The Period Purse. My sister-in-law, Brianne Hamilton, was volunteering at a packing party, when I was visiting her in Toronto.  She came home from the event and told me all about it. Before I knew it, I was lying in bed that night, wide awake. My mind was racing with id...

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