My Voice about Period Poverty

In May I added my voice about period poverty across Africa and the United States in my blog post about Yarn for Menstrual Health  It is a campaign started Morine of Morine’s Shop and the African Girl Foundation.  #YarnForMenstrualHealth is an awareness campaign whose aim is to normalize conversation on menstrual health.  My story as a young girl who knew nothing about menses or how to pay for sanitary napkins hit home when I seen the article that LoveCrafts did last year.

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#YarnForMenstrualHealth also raise funds to equip girls in need with reusable sanitary kits. Each kit goes for $10 and consists of 4 reusable pads and washing soap to last every girl an entire year!

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What does this have to do with Crochet, you ask??  Her group would knit and crochet 1000 hats to create awareness regarding the unhygienic circumstances most school girls across Kenya endure during their menses. I decided to raise funds to help this organization by designing a beanie, the Wattle Stitch Beanie, and donation part of the sale proceeds to the #YarnforMenstrualHealth campaign.

Wattle Stitch Beanie

 

 

 

I decided to add my voice about period poverty.   I will be speaking out about what I went through went I first started my period and how periods were never mentioned in a household full of 8 women and young girls.  I never seen any sanitary napkins and my family never taught me about what to expect when I first got my period either.  I want to add my voice about period poverty because I lived in a household of 25 people because we didn’t have the resources as a family of 3 to live by ourselves.  You can read more of my story on my website.

 

I was approached by Morine last week to add my voice about period poverty, the Voices by AGF event that is running from October 11, 2021 until November 2021.  I will be going live on the African Girls Foundation Instagram page, @africangirlfoundation October 19, 2021 to tell my story and to share more about myself and my crochet business.  I will be going live at 12p EST to talk and then I will stay on their Instagram page to answer any questions and reply to other people’s stories.  You can find me at the African Girls Foundation’s Instagram from 12p – 5p on October 19, 2021.

 

 

Again, I will be going live at 12p EST to talk and then I will stay on their Instagram page to answer any questions and reply to other people’s stories.  You can find me at the African Girls Foundation’s Instagram from 12p – 5p on October 19, 2021.  So please be sure to stop by.

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