Jul 11, 2019
Thank God for Gen Z. They truly care about wanting to make the world better. When I first met Amika a few years ago, she wasn’t old enough to vote, yet she was on a mission to change government policies to fight period poverty with her Free Periods movement. And she still is.
Our theme for July is YOUTH, and Amika was at the top of the list of people I wanted to get on Gurls Talk. She embodies how the youth are driving change and how politics isn’t just Westminster, it’s standing up for what you believe in. We talk about the generation gap within politics, how we can all help end period taboos by being more open about them and educating boys about them. We talk about how we all have similar stories of bleeding on a bed or through our pants. How we’ve been conditioned to believe that periods are embarrassing, to be spoken about in hushed tones, and to sneak a tampon up our sleeves before we head to the loo.
So, take a listen to feel period-liberated, inspired and empowered to “be the change you want to see in the world” – as Gandhi said. And as always, mad, mad love.
Find out more about Free Periods and join the movement here: https://www.freeperiods.org
Do you know that period-proof underwear is a thing? It means you can ditch buying tampons and pads every month. https://www.shethinx.com
And we love that brands are making things like this: Viva La Vulva! https://www.bodyform.co.uk/products/yours-is-the-only-perfect-vulva/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuKGz7ISb4wIVSr3ACh0-4wmZEAAYASAAEgK1hfD_BwE
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