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  • Roe Vs Wade – What you need to know

    Roe Vs Wade – What you need to know

    Malvika Khera
    Over the past couple of weeks, terms such as ‘abortion’, ‘pro-choice’, and ‘pro-life’ have become one of the most frequently searched topics on se...
  • Getting Prepared For Your First Menstruation

    Getting Prepared For Your First Menstruation

    Yi Ye
    Why Preparing for the First Period Matters? Menstruation, a natural physiological response that accompanies menstruators for a big chunk of their ...
  • Menopause In The Media

    Menopause In The Media

    Ardith Wilson
    Menopause, to many, is the faceless boogeyman that awaits us at the end of adulthood and the beginning of old age, signifying the beginning of the ...
  • Menstrual Hygiene Day, what is it?

    Menstrual Hygiene Day, what is it?

    Anurika Onyenso
    Did you know?   Period shame, taboos, and misinformation about menstruation are still prevalent in countries all around the globe, Canada included...
  • Ruth Celebrates Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

    Ruth Celebrates Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

    Samah Ahmed
    What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day was fir...
  • Ruthlessly Sustainable: Make Your Every Day Greener

    Ruthlessly Sustainable: Make Your Every Day Greener

    Riann Kempt
    Earth Day is coming up on April 22, 2022, and to celebrate, we are bringing you Ruthlessly Sustainable: Make Your Everyday Greener on April 21st a...
  • How to create a period-friendly workplace

    How to create a period-friendly workplace

    Malvika Khera
    Historically, the conversation of #menstruation or the very topic of #periods was often met with discomfort, long awkward silences, and stigma. Wh...
  • Ending Up WIth Endometriosis

    Ending Up WIth Endometriosis

    Ardith Wilson
    “[Having Endometriosis] is like fighting an invisible battle.” Kym, a twenty six year old woman with Endometriosis, explained to me as her well beh...
  • Ruthlessly Resilient: The Power of Using Your Voice

    Ruthlessly Resilient: The Power of Using Your Voice

    International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8, 2022 , and to celebrate, we are bringing you Ruthlessly Resilient: The Power of Using Your Voice. This event is special to us both as a company and also as women founders because this is an opportunity for us to talk to individuals who have been making an impact on the community.
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month

    Endometriosis Awareness Month

    Samah Ahmed
    Did you know that March is Endometriosis Awareness Month? So, what exactly is endometriosis? Why is an entire month dedicated to it? And how preval...
  • Heavy Periods - The more you know!

    Heavy Periods - The more you know!

    Samah Ahmed
    It's not uncommon for people to struggle with their periods, everything from bloating, to the pain, to the mess! Although it may feel like an incon...
  • Masc While Menstruating

    Masc While Menstruating

    Ardith Wilson
    Take a stroll down any pharmacy's feminine hygiene aisle and you will be bombarded with flowers, curvaceous silhouettes of ladies, and dozens of Ve...
  • Periods through history: A Menstrual Timeline

    Periods through history: A Menstrual Timeline

    Samah Ahmed
      It's that time of the month again. Even with modern-day medicine and menstrual products, it's still a hassle. How did menstruators cope back in ...
  • Period & COVID-19 Vaccines

    Period & COVID-19 Vaccines

    Manuela Diaz
    Did the Covid Vaccine affect my period? I don’t have a period and it made me bleed? Around half of the population menstruates on a regular basis and many menstruators do not know what to expect with their cycles post-vaccination, which can be quite concerning. Equally as important for trans folks and post-menopausal women bleeding may be an ons...
  • That time of the month versus THAT time of the month! PMS versus PMDD

    That time of the month versus THAT time of the month! PMS versus PMDD

    Samah Ahmed
    For most of us, that time of the month never fails to come without a warning in the form of PMS. The bloating, fatigue, and mood swings have almost...
  • Period & Disability

    Period & Disability

    Nicole Sanchez
    Today, we are celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities. What’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities? It’s a UN-sanction...
  • Ruth x Phyla: Understanding the Connections Between IBS and Menstruation

    Ruth x Phyla: Understanding the Connections Between IBS and Menstruation

    Ardith Wilson
    Before the 19th and 20th century little was known about menstruation. Although there have been improvements in how we understand female anatomy, there’s still much naivety on the subject. One unexpected result of having a uterus that bleeds each month is a change in how our guts and stomachs can feel. For me, one sure-fire way I know I am about ...
  • Period Products From Worst to Best

    Period Products From Worst to Best

    Ardith Wilson
    Within the last decade it seems one cannot throw a stone without hitting a new period product. From menstrual cups to classic tampons there has been a great diversification of menstrual products from our mothers’ times. So how are we to know what products to keep using, what to try and what to leave in the past?
  • Our First Period Rituals

    Our First Period Rituals

    Ardith Wilson
    I’ve come to realise that the rituals we encounter when we start our periods were made to make us feel empowered, unafraid, and a part of a community. I think we should continue to empower young people when they get their first period as it can be a scary time in life. I began to wonder how other women deal with their periods. Specifically, I b...
  • Periods During the Pandemic

    Periods During the Pandemic

    Dhanya Sivakumar
  • Period Poverty in Indigenous Communities

    Period Poverty in Indigenous Communities

    Jeanelle Affonso
    Period poverty is an issue that still affects many Canadians today. Whether it be low access to period care, or the inability to purchase products such as tampons, pads, and menstrual cups, period poverty continues to be a problem. But it seems to be getting a little bit better for people living in certain areas. Cities across Canada are beginni...
  • Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021

    Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021

    Dhanya Sivakumar
    Every year, Menstrual Hygiene Day (also known as MH Day) takes place on May 28th. Being the 28th day of the 5th month, this date represents the average menstrual cycle which lasts 28 days and the average period length which lasts 5 days. Menstrual Hygiene Day is a day dedicated to shedding light and promoting menstrual health and hygiene! “To ...
  • Self-Care for Down There

    Self-Care for Down There

    Dhanya Sivakumar
    Self-care is self-love! With so many different ways to practice self-care, one form of self-care we want to highlight this week is… self-care down there! This week we interviewed Taq Kaur Bhandal, the CEO of @imwithperiods and The Mahwari Research Institute, and author of Self-Care Down There. Taq is a period health educator and researcher, advo...
  • Tired of Period Taboos

    Tired of Period Taboos

    Dhanya Sivakumar
    Are you TIRED of the taboos? Us. Too. Period taboos and stigmas silence the necessary conversations we NEED to be having. No one should feel like they have to hide their period. That’s why we believe in normalizing period conversations and promoting period positivity. When we open up conversations on menstruation, our goal is that someone somew...
  • #Plastic-Free Periods

    #Plastic-Free Periods

    Dhanya Sivakumar
    Menstruation matters. And the menstrual products we choose matter to the environment. When we use traditional menstrual pads or tampons, we’re using plastic-based products that end up in landfills, lakes, rivers, and oceans. When we buy plastic-based period products, it’s clear that the environment is paying the price. Did you know traditional p...
  • Why The Blue Dye?

    Why The Blue Dye?

    Dhanya Sivakumar
    Blood is not blue — yet for some reason, the period product commercials we see on TV represent menstrual blood with an alien-like blue liquid instead of blood-red fluid. So why is period blood represented by a weird blue liquid, and why have period commercials been doing this for decades? The answer: period stigmas.
  • The Price of Period Poverty

    The Price of Period Poverty

    Dhanya Sivakumar
    Did you know 1 in 7 Canadian girls have missed school due to lack of access to period care? The truth is, period poverty is a SERIOUS public health issue and Canadians are paying the price. Access to safe and sanitary menstrual products is a human right. So why are so many Canadians left struggling to afford menstrual products?
  • Periods and Menstruation in the Philippines

    Periods and Menstruation in the Philippines

    Manuela Diaz
    How you experience your period, and the conversations that spin around menstruation are all very tightly bound to your own culture - whether we like it or not. For example, living in North America if you are to get your period and you wanted to go to the beach that day, you can easily purchase a box of tampons from the nearest grocery store. Alt...
  • One Size Does Not Fit All

    One Size Does Not Fit All

    Dhanya Sivakumar
    One size does NOT fit all when it comes to periods. Whether it’s the age you got your first period, where you got your first period, or how long your period lasted, every first period story is different for everyone - even feelings and emotions can vary during first period experiences. Curiosity, excitement, and even embarrassment may come up. T...
  • Period Taboo

    Period Taboo

    Nicole Sanchez
    As you may or may not know, we have been trying to destigmatize period conversations and deal with period taboo through our blog. As we continue this conversation, we want to share some research and compare it to the period story of our next interviewee, Zahra Kamranian. Zahra is 46 years old, she is a bridge management engineer and has one child.
  • Period: Mine vs. Yours

    Period: Mine vs. Yours

    Nicole Sanchez
    Period is a different experience for everyone. Some of us are more comfortable with it than others, and some are still figuring out how to fully embrace it or to simply deal with it. In this week’s blog, we want to highlight some of the differences between everyone’s period experiences.
  • Road to Normalizing Period Conversations

    Road to Normalizing Period Conversations

    Nicole Sanchez
    Period. Menstruation. It’s 2021, yet there’s still so much stigma behind those two words. Even though almost half the world’s population experiences, have experienced, or will experience getting their period, for some reason, I still have to carry my purse to the bathroom so I won’t get funny looks when I walk around with my pad on me. So, as a ...
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