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Free Reusables: The Next Step Towards Menstrual Equity

Free Reusables: The Next Step Towards Menstrual Equity

Menstrual products are essential personal hygiene supplies, alongside toilet paper, hand soap and paper towels. Provision of these essential supplies are unquestionably the re sponsibility of the institutions where the bathrooms are located. 

Our question is: If free disposable pads and tampons are now being funded for students, employees and others, why not reusables too? 
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Decolonizing Menstrual Health: A Conversation about Interviewing Experiences

Decolonizing Menstrual Health: A Conversation about Interviewing Experiences

This article is based on a conversation between Madeleine Shaw, co-founder of Aisle, and Minhtam Tran, the former Project Leader for Decolonizing Menstrual Health, about their experiences and learnings from designing and leading interviews as part of the Decolonizing Menstrual Health interview series.
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An image of Aisle pads laid out on a white background. The logos of Aisle, Free Periods Canada, The Mahwari Research Institute, and Map The System Canada are visible in the lower portion of the image.

Full Report: Supporting Menstrual Health and Equity in Post-Secondary Institutions with Reusable Menstrual Products

Free Periods Canada surveyed post-secondary students across Canada and collected 470 responses and summarized those results in a report, which is now available for download here.
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How One Doula Provides Abortion Support

Sierra Holland on why abortion stigma is violence, how there is no one way to support someone having an abortion, and why abortion work must include the continual work of antiracism and abolition.
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Why Social Entrepreneurship Matters Now More Than Ever

It’s time for all initiatives of all sizes to prioritize tackling social and environmental issues as their primary raison d’être.
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Black Women's Equal Pay Day

Black Women's Equal Pay Day

Creating a world where all can thrive means acknowledging how dual marginalization, the wealth gap, the cost and access of education, and occupational segregation have cost Black women tens of thousands of dollars each year.
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Small Ways to Make a Difference

Small Ways to Make a Difference

Been feeling a little down from the constant onslaught of frankly overwhelming news recently? Here are some small actions you can take that really do make a difference.
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The Cost Of Fast Fashion

The Cost Of Fast Fashion

Your outfit costs more than it says on the receipt.
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The Importance of Boundaries Online

The Importance of Boundaries Online

If we’re going to have productive, nuanced, and world-improving conversations online, we need to be sure that we can increase our tolerance for discomfort, and know when we need to disconnect. Boundaries are a big part of that. 
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2020: Here’s How We Did

2020: Here’s How We Did

We’ve put together two reports, on our social and environmental impact and the work we did in 2020 to measure our impact on the planet and our community.
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Five Menstrual Activists to Follow

Five Menstrual Activists to Follow

In the fight for menstrual equity and justice, it’s vital to centre the experiences of marginalized folks and organizers, to support them, and to amplify their voices and work. 
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An Interview with Lydia Okello

Did you miss Lydia Okello's takeover last weekend on our Instagram? We talked sustainability, joy, inclusive period products, and more!
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