33% of Canadian women under the age of 25 struggle to afford menstrual products. Though something we often turn a blind eye to, period poverty and period stigma is a greatly prominent issue in Canada. Menstruation is something that's entirely natural, so why is it so stigmatized? Often times, menstruators facing poverty have to choose between using a 10 dollar bill to buy food or to buy pads and tampons. It's almost impossible to choose the latter. The lack of awareness and action around this huge problem can have detrimental effects on menstruators, both physically and mentally. Menstruation is but a simple natural process, not something that people should be penalized for.
Our Mission Statement.
Bloom Red recognizes the difference in period experiences and struggles each menstruator faces daily and hopes to bridge the gap of inequality and stigma to make for a better, safer and accepting community. The Bloom Red Project will donate period products to those in need, educate our community, and work towards making policy changes.
With menstruation being a biological process, Bloom Red focuses on donating menstrual products (pads, tampons, etc.) to those in need, as well as shelters, orphanages, and drives.
Together we learn, together we change, together we bloom.
We need YOUR help.
A little money goes a long way and can have an everlasting impact on menstruators young and old. Less than 10 dollars is more than enough to support the average menstruator one entire cycle. Your contributions will be used to purchase pads and tampons to donate to shelters and those in need and will make someone's life a lot easier.
- Chokkalingam Natarajan
- Saarah Sheikh
- Gaurav Suri
- Heya Desai
- Shalu Sapra
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