Exactly one year on from The Pink Protests' End Period Poverty demonstration in London, join BRICKS, Facebook and Nowness' director, Shelley Jones as we meet the Bloody Good Period team and discover precisely why their project is still, very much so, necessary.
Aiming to increase the number of food banks and asylum-seeker drop-in centres that provide sanitary products, Gabby Edlin created Bloody Good Period. After discovering that many people living in poverty resort to using toilet paper, old scraps of fabric or nothing at all to manage their periods, Gabby knew something had to be done to create a sustainable flow of sanitary products for those who can't afford to buy them. What started as a Facebook group, is now a growing enterprise and activist group with a vision to end period poverty, once and for all. Gabby and her team of volunteers now supply 16 asylum seeker drop in centres based in London and Leeds with sanitary products and provide long-term menstrual education to those less likely to access it. To learn more, watch the full, short documentary below.
This video was commissioned by Facebook, and produced by TCO London, in celebration of inspirational communities that started via their website. You too can help support Bloody Good Period this Christmas by donating to their 'Festive Period' campaign via their website.