Ending Period Stigma. We've come a long way recently with things like more honesty in advertising, better products (like Modibodi!) and movements that open up conversations to the public. However, period stigma is still a huge issue across the globe, especially with some cultures still banishing those on their period from their community. Simran comes from an Indian background and has experienced culturally oppressive views on periods and has witness how menstruation has changed throughout the different generations.
MaiyshaMoinis a law student at Monash University, and a former organiser and MC for the Melbourne School Strike 4 Climate team.Her advocacy in other realms of activism including, but not limited to, women’s rights and social inequality.“This is us. Gen Z. TheZoomers. The generation who won’t be silent, or placated, but are actively solving the problems of today and tomorrow.”
Welcome to your period! Not sure what’s happening? Don’t worry, none of us did at first either. That’s why we have asked Demi to answer some of your most asked questions! Demi is our no-filter period educator, giving us and our customers honest and helpful advice on periods, mental health, puberty and everything that comes with entering teenhood!
We’re celebrating International Day of the Girl! Backin 2012 the United Nations acknowledged and marked this day as the first International Day of the Girl - it aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. This year theme is “my voice, our equal future”.
Recently we have been really inspired by the young voices that have been speaking up and speaking out against climate change. So, we reached out to some young activists that are taking a stand and shaking things up within their communities and around the world. This week we hear from the inspiring Doha Khan, an 18 year-old climate activist from Adelaide on why climate change is a women's issue and how we can help.
My name is Tiara De Silva, I'm 18 and I'm a human rights and environmental activist. Sustainability,to me means trying my best to make informed and environmentally conscious decisions. Although I amnota pro, I try my best to approach my daily life sustainably. I want to be able to help people. I want to be able to fight injustice and be a voice for the younger generation.
My name is Billie Tristram and I’m a climate activist. I’ve always been interested and passionate about caring for our planet. I started understanding about climate change was when I was around 12.However,before then I was very enthusiastic about creating a better world for all.
Cramps? Aces? Headaches? PMS? Is this period pain and when will it stop? We get the down-low from our experienced no-filter period educator Demi on what exactly is happening to your body during your period. So you stay informed and empowered!
Alice is a marine biologist and wildlife guide, with a passion for the natural world and the creatures who inhabit it. As a researcher but also a Divemaster & freediver, she’s a firm believer in the need to communicate the science as well as the intrinsic value of the ocean and what’s beneath the surface.
This week we asked 12-year-old Karys to tell us about her first experience with RED and her thoughts on be open about discussing periods. Karys is a ballet, jazz, hip hop and acro dancer, she said she feels super secure wearing RED while dancing.
"I love the brand and I think it's a great product for the environment - and you can dance and tumble while wearing them!"