IT’S TIME TO TALK PERIODS.
Great, now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about periods like they’re normal. Because they are.
They’re something that heaps of people get. Some find them icky and sticky. Some beautiful and feminine. Some painful. Some don’t even notice they’re there.
But they are, and we’re sick of everyone pretending they’re not. We reckon it’s time there was a place that was loud and proud about periods - so welcome, to The Period Place. Take a look around.
SEE YOU SUNDAY MAY 5.
Meet the makers behind NZ’s period products brands and buy period underwear, cups, washable pads, tampons, liners, you name it, we got it. You’ll also get the chance to snap up kick-ass feminist swag, books, oils, candles, bath bombs - all those essentials to get you through your cycle! Click below to find out more.
we talk periods.
Smash period stigma.
WE BELIEVE THE FIGHT STARTS WITH USING THE RIGHT TERMINOLOGY AND THE RIGHT LANGUAGE TO DESCRIBE PERIODS - YOU’LL FIND NO FLUFFY TERMS AND NO ANALOGIES TO HIDE BEHIND HERE
WE PROVIDE free events AND welcoming public spaces for people OF ALL GENDERS, CULTURES AND AGES to LEARN ABOUT PERIODS
ProvidE PERIOD education.
WE PROVIDE AOTEAROA WITH INFORMATION on healthy PERIOD product OPTIONS, ON PERSONAL HEALTH AND MENSTRUAL CARE, ON SUSTAINABLE PERIOD PRODUCTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
WE HAVE BEGUN WORK ON FINDING OUT THE TRUE 'period status' of Aotearoa - FROM A MICRO LEVEL TO WHERE WE ARE PLACED IN THE WORLD
EradicatE period poverty.
WE champion brands IN THIS MARKET that give back TO THE PEOPLE OF AOTEAROA - FROM LOCAL MANUFACTURING AND BUY-ONE-GIVE-ONE MODELS, TO THOSE WHO DISTRIBUTE A PORTION OF PROFITS
WE ARE TAKING THIS HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE TO THE TOP - TALKING TO MPS AND LOBBY GROUPS ABOUT PERIOD POVERTY ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS
KIDS TALK PERIODS.
THE KIDS GET IT.
While this cute clip of kids talking about periods is filmed in America, they aren’t the only ones who struggle to talk about what a period is, or know how long a period goes for. Period stigma and period poverty are global issues. Children as young as 8 in Aotearoa are getting their periods - they are severely lacking in resources, from family understanding and support, to education and products to help them manage their menstruation cycle in way that allows them to continue their lives, namely, going to school.
What will it take for you to have the same jaw-dropping moment?
It’s time for us all to stand up and fight the stigma that quite frankly, is outdated and a load of bloody crap. It’s time to get educated on what products we are all using to manage our periods and what their environmental impacts are, and it’s damn time to make sure every single child and adult has access to a range of healthy period products that they can choose from to manage their own period.