Australia, you have just days left to donate tampons and pads to Share the Dignity, a charity that provides sanitary items to women in need.
Their April product drive is almost over and happens again in August.
Although you can pretty much donate any time. After all, periods do come every single month and most of us take it for granted we’ll be able to access the essential products we need in order to lead a dignified life.
Just remember the last time you got your period and were fresh out of tampons? You probably just popped down to the shops and bought some.
But have you ever stopped to think of what a disadvantaged woman would do? Sure, the cheapest box of tampons costs only $2.50, but when you have children to feed and every cent counts, that’s a fortune to spend every single month.
Having your period can be costly. For something we have no choice but to use, whether it be tampons or pads or cups or sponges, we need them. Women don’t choose to have their periods month after month.
It’s something we’ve been talking about at Mamamia for a while now, and it was an article we published on our website in 2015 that caught the eye of Brisbane-based personal trainer Rochelle Courtenay.
She didn’t just share the post or like it, she decided to do something about it.
Mamamia Confessions: Our most awkward period stories. Article continues…