Celebrate first period

Changing the story pt 3 – Supporting your child with their first period and beyond

Much of what made starting periods so hard for most people was the secrecy and silence surrounding this universal, natural process. Concealment leads rapidly to shame, and swallowing this message young breeds a lifetime of hating something that makes us who we are.  But it doesn’t have to be this way.  Being prepared before they …

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Prepare daughter for periods

Changing the story pt 2 – Three ways to prepare your child for their first period

Whilst there is still a long way to go in our culture in learning to appreciate periods and the menstrual cycle, conversation is more open and we as parents can play a big part in changing the narrative for our children.  We can teach them early on the difference between privacy and secrecy, and foster …

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Prepare for your childs first period

Changing the story pt 1 – Three ways to prepare yourself for your child’s first period

Puberty. We all survived it, grew up and got on with our lives, putting those awkward years behind us. For many of us, periods were a major event in this puberty journey, and one that was often an isolating, sometimes frightening, experience.  If you have a child who is approaching puberty and periods you might …

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Period Friendly Bristol

Period Friendly Bristol and other national developments

2019 was a really exciting year for Bristol, The Real Period Project and especially for period equity and dignity across the UK.   The Period Poverty Taskforce began meeting and we are excited to be involved in the Stigma & Education working group which is making recommendations to the Taskforce. It’s been great working alongside …

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Why period poverty is about so much more than just free pads (part 2)

In part 1 of this post, we looked at the development of period poverty action across the UK, starting at grass roots level and culminating in three out of the four UK countries promising to provide free products in schools, colleges and universities, and in Scotland, public buildings too. In this second part, we’ll look …

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Why Period Poverty is about so much more than free pads (part 1)

There’s no doubt that finally the most of the UK has started to address period poverty. Since the 2016 film I, Daniel Blake raised awareness nationally about the issue of period poverty in the UK, everyone from individual local councils to – finally – Westminster has promised to tackle this problem that many couldn’t believe was an …

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