Free Birth Control? Wonderful. Now, How About Menstrual Products?
Access to free birth control allows for greater control and choice over family planning decisions, as a matter of human rights. Given the non-negotiable role that menstrual management also plays as part of the human fertility cycle, many of us are eager to see whether British Columbia’s move is a harbinger for the inclusion of menstrual products as part of a similar plan.Read more
THE 411 ON CYCLE SYNCING (FROM A CYCLE SYNCING ENTHUSIAST)
I started cycle syncing after years of struggling with endometriosis and PMDD. Week after week, month and after month I found myself struggling with severe symptoms such as pain, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog and more. All while constantly feeling frustrated and angry at my body. I felt like I was at war with my own vessel and spent a lot of time hating and resenting my body for not functioning better.Read more
Plastic Pollution and Disposable Period Products: Where Does Period Waste Go?
Plastics have infiltrated every aspect of our lives, from everyday items like takeout containers to shampoo/soap bottles to regularly used essentials like period products. As responsible inhabitants of this planet, it is crucial for us to comprehend the profound impact of plastics on our environment.Read more
Go, Canada! Federally-regulated employers now mandated to provide workplace menstrual products
New changes to the Canadian Labour Code mandate that federally-regulated workplaces must provide menstrual products to their workers. To support employers as they navigate these new regulations, Aisle has published a whitepaper titled “Menstrual Equity in the Workplace: a roadmap to success and sustainability”.Read more
Boxers Under the Tree: An Initiative to Support and Affirm Trans Youth in Need
In February, we shipped 200 pairs of our period boxers directly to people who needed them across North America and Europe, helping transgender and gender-nonconforming people who might not have access to our products feel supported.Read more
YOU’RE NOT OVERREACTING - IT COULD BE PMDD
Learning to live with PMDD has been one of the most difficult but also one of the most empowering experiences of my life. I have found by taking a multi-pronged approach to manage my symptoms I have been able to live a happier, healthier life. Here are three changes I madeRead more
Earth Month 2023: What is Sustainable Menstrual Equity?
Most approaches to period poverty understandably focus on short-term, urgent needs, for example students in schools, or employees in workplaces. But the bigger-picture solution is not just having more pads and tampons in more bathrooms.
Menarche in the USA: Florida Is in a State Over Periods
Earlier this month, legislation was introduced in the Florida House that would, "not only prohibit instruction about menstruation to students not yet in sixth grade, but forbid any discussion whatsoever about periods during the school day."Read more
The Future of Period Equity
In the past couple of years, our vision of Universal access to safe, quality, sustainable, shame-free period care and education for everyone who menstruates has been gaining ground, with free disposable pads and tampons increasingly being provided in places like schools and workplaces.Read more
Aisle’s Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret Legacy
Like many of us, I am eagerly anticipating the film version of Judy Blume’s classic novel Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret. My deep affinity with Margaret inspired my subsequent feminist consciousness and menstrual activism.Read more
Reflections on 30 Years of Menstrual Health and Equity Leadership
One of the things that I am often asked is how things have changed in the reusable menstrual product space over 30 years, and my answer is that it’s a mix of mostly wonderful things.Read more
Menstrual Equity with the Period Purse
Menstrual equity is the idea that access to free, quality menstrual products, education and a shame-free attitude about periods are essential for full and dignified participation in life for everyone who menstruates. This Giving Tuesday we are hosting a fundraiser in support of The Period Purse, a Toronto-based registered charity that tackles period poverty by ensuring sustainable access to period products for all.Read more