With sanitary products being unaffordable for many, and the subject of periods being still relatively taboo, Gabby Edlin started ‘Bloody Good Period,’ a charity which donates feminine hygiene products to asylum seekers and refugees. We can all help support this cause by purchasing one of these 'I'm On It' tees from Pink Parcel. Designed by my podcast faves, journalists Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton, each purchase sees £5.00 go towards tackling period poverty.
I was saddened to have a pretty discouraging comment left on my Instagram after I posted this picture. I was told this kind of shocking subject matter was not in line with my usually 'elegant' content... Well, what I find far more shocking is that one in ten girls are unable to afford sanitary items in the UK alone! The stigma (so clearly displayed by this one follower) and shame attached to discussing this subject can have a really damaging impact on the lives and education of girls across the world and that is exactly why I’m proud to speak up and wear this tee. Oh, and in my opinion, there is nothing more elegant than standing up for the rights of people less fortunate than ourselves - especially young girls. I'M ON IT.
Photograph: Joseph Galvin