Why do we flush our period products? How period taboos are harming the planet

Why do we flush our period products? How period taboos are harming the planet

Around 1.5 billion period products are flushed down the toilet every single year in the UK, which wreak havoc on our sewer systems and contribute to the build up of plastic in the ocean. We delve into the reasons why flushing period products is so common in the UK and, unsurprisingly, it's to do with period taboos.
November 16, 2020
Our exclusive period bags designed by Gurls Talk's Adwoa Aboah, Zoe Sugg and Maisie Williams

Bags of period positivity: Buy our new celebrity-designed merchandise now!

Discover our new and exclusive period bags created in collaboration with inspiring women Zoe Sugg, Maisie Williams and Adwoa Aboah. 100% of the profits are going to WaterAid, so you’ll be pushing forward projects that fight period discrimination and allow people across the globe to practically manage menstruation.
October 21, 2020
Author and Illustrator Natalie Byrne

Meet Natalie Byrne: Drawing periods, busting taboos and fighting for inclusion

Author and illustrator Natalie addresses a whole spectrum of important issues in the modern world. From sexual assault and mental health to intersectional feminism and, of course, all things periods! We spoke to her about her journey towards becoming the period pioneer she is today.
October 12, 2020
Period blood colour meanings: What your blood can tell you about your cycle

Period blood colour meanings: What your blood can tell you about your cycle

Use our simple guide to get a better understanding of what the colour of your period blood means. Tuning into the colour of your menstrual blood and understanding what it could mean about your body is a brilliant way to better understand your cycle.
October 09, 2020
Empowering students as agents for period positivity

Empowering students as agents for period positivity

As we go through puberty, develop relationships and learn more about ourselves, our school and teachers should be there to guide us. But what happens when school isn't equipped to help pupils through these big life changes, especially menstruation? Read on to see how Uwingugu Primary School in Rwanda changed that.
September 14, 2020
Illustrations of the best 7 yoga poses to help with period pain

Yoga for period pain: 7 poses to ease your cramps

Discover our seven favourite yoga poses to help manage period pain. These are all gentle moves that will help stimulate blood flow and relax your muscles. You don't need to be an expert to do these, and you don't even need to change into workout gear!
August 24, 2020
Students and WASH club members Abraham and Vivian from Uganda chatting in class

Bringing men into the conversation: why talking periods is so important

One in three men think it's unprofessional to talk about menstruation at work. We believe that everybody who menstruates has a right to feel comfortable and confident in managing their period. So it’s important to remove the associations of shame that come from not talking openly.
August 12, 2020
Lockdown has exposed deep inequalities which we can't ignore

Periods don’t stop in a pandemic

Read on to find out more about the huge negative repercussions the coronavirus and resulting lockdowns have on women from different cultures, and the struggles that people who menstruate are having to face during this time.
August 05, 2020
Period products from around the world: cotton, cow patties and reusable pads.

From cups to cow dung: how people around the world manage periods

Let us take you for a little trip around the world to find out how six different women manage their periods. From homemade reusable pads, to dried cow patties, to holes in the ground, many women must use what's available to them - but everyone, everywhere deserves to have the knowledge and resources to manage their period safely and with dignity.
July 09, 2020
An illustration of the four seasons, which can describe each phase of your menstrual cycle

Empower your period: supercharge your cycle

Discover the superpowers that come with each phase of our menstrual cycles. By getting familiar with our monthly cycles, we can understand so much more about why we act a certain way at certain times of the month. And once we get to grips with that, we can start planning our lives around our cycles. We can begin to go with the flow.
June 29, 2020