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Welcome to Periodical Diary

Over the coming months we will be blogging, tweeting and facebooking about the menstrual cycle, sharing first experiences and providing healthy tips, facts and uploading our knowledge.

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Kaye & Liz x

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019

Great article in the Independent today talking all things Period for Menstrual Hygiene Day – click the link below for the full article

https://apple.news/AkkQj7VoiTbS_DVwZAQYdgQ

Also we will be continuing the celebrations and talking about our journey on Friday at the ‘This is my mood landing” a brilliant event for tensile entrepreneurs hosted by @doitbayo (check out her insta)

Plagued by the Pink Tax

We came across this article via a post by Wukawear, showing just some of the items the Government do not tax, sadly sanitary items are not included.

Check out this informative article on the “Pink Tax”

https://www.riftrefunds.co.uk/blogs/pink-tax-today-how-much-extra-do-women-and-girls-pay-for-everyday-essentials/

Gives real food for thought!!

Although many supermarkets have absorbed the additional cost of the tax, we believe that the Government should be removing it altogether.

But it’s so much more than sanitary items, the article noted that ladies deodorant and razors were also recorded as costing more

What are your thoughts??

BAME Freedom Festival #BFFest2018

We at Periodical Diary are always to collaborating with events and social initiatives that continue to strive to work on eradicating  period poverty, associated stigma and overall empowerment of women and girls.

It is wonderful that during Period Poverty Week (12th – 18th November 2018) #PEPOW2018 we will be promoting the very core of our initiative.

We are therefore excited to be speaking at BAME FEST (16th -18th Nov) on 18th November 2018 at 11:30am! We will be encouraging women to:

‘Be the free, happy and social you, on any day of the month’. 

This initiative, incubated by Do it Now Now the Africa focused social impact consultancy, funded by Purpose, in support of Raise the Roof Kenya, is an effort to ignite activism in the BAME community in the UK and energise them to help solve the problems women and girls are facing in African communities.

Currently in Kenya, and many other places around the world, girls and women can’t afford the products they need to take care of themselves during their “time of the month”. This goes way beyond chocolate and Ben&Jerry’s.

You can purchase tickets for the three day festival here.

We look forward to seeing  you there!

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Have You Read:

What Nurses can do to eradicate Period Poverty.

Black History Month and Periods.

Independent Nurse Magazine – Period Poverty

We at Periodical Diary love  being a platform for all things Periods. From the information we share we learn so much from the Period community.  

We are now at the point where we can contribute to not only the ongoing debate regarding period poverty, but also contribute to research on the topic. 

It was therefore wonderful  to see our views made it into an Independent Nurse Nurse article on the role Nurses can play in eradicating period poverty. 

Click the link below to read the article and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. 

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Black History Month: Meet Mary Kenner who invented the Sanitary Belt

October is the UK’s Black History Month which gives many minority communities an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of black individuals, not only to their communities but internationally.

Mary Kenner (1912- 2006) was such a person who was born in the deep south during the Jim Crow era. However she did not let the racism she experienced dull; her ambition to create. In her lifetime Mary patented five inventions with the most notable being the sanitary belt!

Read more about her incredible life and inventions here.

We Salute you Ms Kenner!

 

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