there are so many incredible organisations doing work to empower menstruators, make periods affordable + sustainable, further menstrual research + increase our knowledge of menstrual health. here are just a few that inspire me!
☽ Iris of Cycle Seeds does incredible work on cycle + sexual wellbeing. she created the awesome concept #periodretreat to describe how she takes time off during her period. check out her page for amazing period tips.
☽ No More Taboo are creating a period-friendly world for everyone through empowering programmes + workshops on period poverty + education.
☽ The Red School provides workshops on menstruality, the female life process of menarche, the menstrual cycle, menopause and the mature years.
☽ Period Portraits is an incredibly powerful storytelling project focusing on challenging + breaking down the stigma of menstruation through vulnerable interviews + empowering photographed portraits.
☽ Gynae Geek is a London based NHS doctor who offers reliable, evidence-based information about women's health to all the questions you were too afraid to ask!
☽ the Menstrual Health Hub is a global organisation which brings together all of the different sectors working on periods. on their website you can find a map of organisations working in menstrual health around the world, as well as a whole host of research, education, policy + innovation resources.
☽ the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research was founded in 1977 to centre the menstrual cycle in research about women's health. they now hold bi-yearly conferences + support multi-disciplinary research on the menstrual cycle.
☽ Period Equity are a law + policy organisation fighting to ensure that menstrual products are affordable, safe + available to those who need them.
☽ Bryony's youtube channel, Precious Stars Pads, talks about all things period related, including excellent reviews of alternative menstrual products.
☽ the Environmenstrual campaign by Women's Environmental Network promotes healthy eco-friendly menstrual products through workshops + campaigns. an excellent resource on all things environmental about periods.
if you are doing taboo-busting work on periods in Ireland get in touch to be listed here!
☽ Homeless Period Ireland are an incredible Irish organisation collecting donations around the country for menstruators who cannot afford or access menstrual products.
☽ Endometriosis Association of Ireland are a brilliant organisation providing info + support for all affected by endometriosis, as well as raising awareness + fostering research + understanding of endometriosis.
☽ Your Cycle Matters is run by Lisa de Jong, an incredible menstruality coach + consultant helping women connect with the cyclical rhythms of their menstrual cycle.
☽ Routes of Life is run by Catherine, who holds empowerment circles for young people + parents to nurture self-esteem + nourish loving relationships, guiding them on their path to adulthood in the UK + Ireland.