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Menstrual leave for period pain – the debate!

Most of us have been there. 

We’ve woken up on a weekday morning to that all-too-familiar feeling: Period pain. 

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably daydreamed about a world in which you can stay home, create the ultimate snuggly set-up featuring painkillers and a hot water bottle and just focus on feeling better. No work necessary. 

Well, in some places that’s already on offer… 

October 18, 2021
How to talk to your GP about your period problems

How to talk to your GP about your period problems

If the idea of chatting with your doctor about a menstruation concern sends shivers down your spine, you’re not alone. But knowing when to give them a visit – and how to navigate it more effectively when you do – can lead to a much more positive experience all around.
September 24, 2021
Participants on the stigma-breaking photography project in rural Nepal

Meet Nepal’s Period Pioneers: seven young women who are switching up the menstruation narrative

We catch up with some of the inspirational young women WaterAid has been working with in Nepal, to hear more about their experiences of menstruation,
the impact of COVID lockdowns, and how they're continuing to challenge the stigmas that often surround periods.
August 20, 2021
How to manage your flow on the go

How to manage your flow on the go: six game-changing tips

From festivals and staycations to trips into town - as the UK starts opening up again, we know you don't want your period ruining your time out and about! So we've rounded up our six top tips for managing menstruation, no matter where you are.
July 22, 2021
Five foods for a happier, healthier period

Five foods for a happier, healthier period

From fighting fatigue to beating bloat and easing painful symptoms, we've rounded up some of the best vegan-friendly foods to try whilst on your period.
April 30, 2021
Why it’s time to open up the conversation about endometriosis: Kat's story

Why it’s time to open up the conversation about endometriosis: Kat's story

Activist and creative freelancer Kat shares her personal story, her tips for dealing with endometriosis, and why it's so important to speak up about a condition that's still widely misunderstood and misdiagnosed – despite affecting one in ten women in the UK.

March 31, 2021
Period skin 101

A period skin survival guide: vegan and ethical products to soothe hormonal breakouts

We’re sharing our favourite products and tips for combatting hormonal breakouts, including the best way to pop spots, making sure you double cleanse your skin and our favourite acids to calm spots. All recommendations are cruelty-free and vegan, so that you can have a glowing complexion without a moral compromise.
January 11, 2021
Building a period-friendly future in Ethiopia

Building a period-friendly future in Ethiopia

Follow the ongoing work at a WaterAid project in Addids Ababa in Ethiopia, which is building new toilets at two schools – just one example of the work Fempowered subscribers support, helping to bring clean toilets to the ¼ people that don’t have access to one.
December 28, 2020
What’s the most sustainable way to get rid of tampons?

What’s the most sustainable way to get rid of tampons?

62% of women have admitted to flushing their tampons down the toilet, but that can cause major issues with our sewers and add to the plastic in the ocean. Read on to find out the best way to get rid of your period products (spoiler: bin them), and a handy new product to use if there's no bin around: FabLittleBag.
December 22, 2020
Gifts that really give: 10 ethical Christmas presents under £50

Gifts that really give: 10 ethical Christmas presents under £50

Shopping ethically is tricky all year round. However, when the festive season begins to rear its tinsel-covered head, being a conscious consumer gets even harder. To make things as easy as possible, we’ve broken down our favourite ethical gifts for Christmas 2020, all of which cost less than £50.
December 11, 2020