Menstruation is one of the most significant public health issues in the world and the single largest obstacle to female empowerment, and yet, it is an issue that is shockingly under-addressed, under-funded, and under-discussed. It is the last taboo in both industrialized and developing societies.

Let me explain.

In Kenya, a girl will miss an average of three days of school each month because of her period. This is because she is unable to purchase appropriate supplies to manage her body, or because she is taught to be ashamed of this natural aspect of her femininity, or because she is scared of being teased and mocked by her classmates. This increased absenteeism leads to increased drop-out rates, and fewer girls having the opportunity to excel academically and attend secondary or post-secondary school.

When a girl is unable to purchase sanitary pads, she resorts to alternatives such as rags, mud, newspapers, bits of her mattress, leaves, and even used sanitary pads she might find in the garbage. Needless to say, these methods are not only ineffective but also put her health at risk, potentially causing a variety of infections and disease.


I wanted to share this because I think it is very important for women folks from around the world to connect on global issues such as this.  I have created my own menstrual cup business with the hopes of one day being able to afford to bring menstrual cups to women in developing countries.  For now, I will sell them to women in the western areas until this vision is actualized!  #womenempowerment



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