Join us and our besties at Go With the Flow for this very special Sunday Bloody Funday in honor of Menstrual Hygiene Day
Poor menstrual hygiene caused by a lack of education on the issue, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to hygienic menstrual products and poor sanitation infrastructure undermines the educational opportunities, health and overall social status of women and girls around the world. As a result, millions of women and girls are kept from reaching their full potential. In fact, 1 in 5 Arizona girls will miss school because of a lack of access to tampons + pads.
Write Something: For many students in our community, after their parents pay rent and utilities and buy groceries, there is nothing to spare for menstrual products. Girls feel guilty asking, so they ration the pads and tampons they do get, not changing them as often as they should, or wad up toilet paper or paper towels in their underwear. They worry about soiling their clothes, which makes it hard to pay attention in class. Some stay home those days rather than risk it. We think that's total bullshit, so we will be putting pen to paper and writing to our governor and the Arizona Department of Education to urge them to add funding to their budgets to cover these essential supplies for all girls.
During this BC meeting we will be assembling 'period packs' filled with feminine products for low-income and homeless girls with Go With The Flow.
Go With The Flow is an initiative that provides menstrual hygiene products to students in the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas via free "period packs". The packs contain tampons and sanitary napkins, as well as a resource card for Spot On, an application which helps its users keep track of their periods. The Go With The Flow initiative has provided period packs to schools in the Phoenix Union, Tucson Unified, Buckeye Union, and Glendale Union High School Districts. When students in these districts are in need, they are able to approach various school staff to discreetly obtain a supply of hygiene products. On a monthly basis schools, as needed, will be able to contact Go With The Flow to replenish the period packs, helping to ensure a continuous supply of menstrual hygiene products for their students at no cost to the school.
In an effort to support as many babes as we can, we kindly ask that you bring a donation of tampons, pads, or new, small zippered pouches. For more info about donations, check this out: https://www.facebook.com/GoWiththeFlowAZ/
*Your dues for this event include: Babe Council Merit Button, education materials, letter writing & activity supplies.
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Who is Babe Council for?
Some people call it "being a good citizen. We prefer "Babe".
Whether you're a republican, democrat, independent, or queen, we believe all women benefit from knowing about and how to address the issues facing their community. So, we created BC for any femme-identifying individual who's wanted to do more but wasn't sure how, or who might be short on time, money, energy or all-of-the-above, and because of that has never had a way to do good stuff for others, become more civically engaged, be more informed, involved, etc. We're also a dope girl gang who love cocktails and couldn't care more... so if you're into that kind of thing, we're for you too
Can I come alone? Is that weird?
Shy? Awkward? Introvert? Don't be scared, everyone will love you! We are committed to making sure that every babe has a seat at the table. Plus, we get it. Doing anything for the first time can be a little scary/weird... that's why we have cocktails!
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