Bloody Good Period
Project Category: Registered charity
A SUSTAINABLE FLOW OF MENSTRUAL PROTECTION FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T AFFORD IT.
Bloody Good Period was started by Gabby Edlin, who decided something needed to be done to create a sustainable flow (pun intended) of menstrual products for those who can’t afford to buy them. What started as a whip-round on Facebook is now a growing charity, with a vision to achieve menstrual equity – where the simple fact of bleeding doesn’t stop anyone from participating fully in society, or life.
We are partnered with over 40 drop-ins for asylum seekers and refugees around the country, getting period products to over 1500 people every month. We build up relationships with drop-ins where we can commit to delivering a sustainable flow of period products – periods happen every bloody month, so the products need to be there every single month!
BGP also seeks to eradicate the shame and stigma surrounding menstruation, simply by encouraging the conversation around periods. We believe that everyone who has periods, and everyone who cares about someone who has periods, should be able to talk about this bloody stuff. Everyone should have access to the information they need. No-one should feel ashamed because of a biological process.
We are currently piloting a brand new initiative, helping employers play a more active role in the conversation around menstruation, and improving the support they offer to employees who menstruate – in short, helping them become a Bloody Good Employer.
We created Bloody Good Education – a programme that provides free female reproductive health education to asylum seekers, refugees, and people that cannot normally access it. Bloody Good Education sessions are monthly, and take place in some of the different drop-in centres that we currently operate based in London, such as West London Welcome in Hammersmith and Women For Refugee Women in Old Street.
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