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Over 13,000 period products were collected in our February 2021 drive at The Bishop's School! Our wonderful volunteers then packed these products into over 1,000 period packs containing either pads or tampons, sanitary disposal bags from our partner company Scensible Source, and a notecard. The packs, each serving one full cycle for a menstruator in need, were then donated to various local San Diego homeless shelters!

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Welcome to That's On Period!, a podcast by the Period Poverty Project. Yasi and Andrea created it in February of 2021 to talk about all things period-related with the goal of debunking the social stigma surrounding menstruation.

 

Click below to listen!

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PPP teamed up with The Bishop's School's Latinx American Student Organization (LASO) to hold a joint meeting on period poverty and stigma in various Latin American cultures! We were joined by Bishop's Head of School, Mr. Ron Kim, and are looking forward to more collabs in the future.

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Period poverty should never place limitations on a student's education. In early November, we partnered with Covers for Lives and other student groups across San Diego on a city-wide menstrual product drive for SDUSD students. 40% of the students in this school district fall below the poverty line, and the district was struggling to provide students with the menstrual products they need. Altogether, the drive collected over 20,000 period products!

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Discussion time! Since the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, the PPP has continued working to debunk the stigma around menstruation and to raise awareness for the issue of period poverty.

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Period Packs for Donation

270 more periods served! PPP hosted a socially distanced period packing party to assemble period kits for the San Diego Rescue Mission.

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Since the Covid lockdown, we have gotten creative with using platforms like Netflix Party to spark discussion. This inspiring documentary on Netflix is about period poverty and stigma in India. A link to the film can be found under our Resources page.

Periods do not stop for pandemics, so neither does the fight for menstrual justice! Since March, we have been hosting our meetings via Zoom.

The PPP held its first product drive in January of 2020 and it was a huge success. Well over $2,000 worth of product was donated, including 3,200 tampons, 3,100 pads, and 18,500 baby wipes.

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Period product donations

Students from all grades at Bishop's helped assemble over 500 period packs, each serving one cycle for someone in need.

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We then personally delivered these packs to Rachel's Women's Center in downtown San Diego, where they have been distributed to women in need through their emergency overnight shelter program.

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First meeting of the Period Poverty Project in the fall of 2019! We made plans for the club, discussed the problem of period poverty, and began to talk about menstrual health.