As you know, PERIOD’s mission is to end period stigma and poverty! An incredible tool for fighting stigma is education; by spreading good, factual, and healthy information, we can debunk myths, encourage people to speak up about their experience with periods, and help people advocate for their own health! Read more below to find out about how PERIOD National helps YOU educate your community through workshops and other events!
** Please remember that if you are not a medical professional, you should not be giving our medical information or medical advice to anyone! Make sure that they know they should be reaching out to someone if they have any medical concerns.
PERIOD TALK is an education program that strives to facilitate conversations around periods and empower menstruators and non-menstruators to advocate for period health. By delving into period health, activism, and self-advocacy, this program will guide your first steps in becoming the best menstrual equity activist you can be! It aims to: ENGAGE, EDUCATE, & EMPOWER.
Here you can find the links to Toolkit, Script for the presentation, a draft presentation for the workshop or event and more resources to promote your event!
Educational Materials in Spanish
Check out these incredible materials put together by our PERIOD @ Guatemala chapter! If you have any other materials in another language you would like to share with the rest of the network, send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Check out some videos about period health and period stigma below!
We have more PERIOD Spotlights COMING SOON! So stay tuned!
In order to get your community involved in period health and education, you can host educational events either in person or virtually:
The Rag is back just in time to share all of your post-election thoughts, feelings, and stories. This publication is an extension of PERIOD that hopes to provide menstruators and non-menstruators with a platform to contribute to the menstrual movement through personal narratives and essays. We believe that the most powerful forms of advocacy include stories by those who are most affected and on the front lines of menstrual equity. We also understand that periods lead to larger conversations about the world around us and encourage you to write about that. If you are itching to share your experience with period poverty, make a call to action, or speak to your experience as a young activist, then we are the platform for you!
For more information about period health, please check out:
- Menstrual Health Hub | MH Hub: Female Health - Reimagined
- The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies, edited by Chris Bobel, Inga T. Winkler, Breanne Fahs, Katie Ann Hasson, Elizabeth Arveda Kissling, and Tomi-Ann Roberts.
If you’re an undergraduate, or graduate student and you have research you would like to share, please email us at email@example.com and we’ll add it to this list of resources.