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Re-Indigenizing Menstrual Health

We partnered with The Menstrual Health Hub to create a Decolonizing Menstrual Health interview series, in an effort to center Indigenous and Métis voices and vastly grow our collective understanding of menstrual self-care, sustainability, ritual, intergenerational learning and more.
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Obstacles to Students Using Reusable Menstrual Products: The Current Reality & Ways Forward

What stops students from using more sustainable and/or reusable menstrual products, and how we can promote sustainability while reducing period poverty?
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Why We Need Better Menstrual Health Education

Stigma, shame & bullying -  these are the fruits of society’s decision to avoid talking about menstrual health.
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The State of the Tampon Tax

The State of the Tampon Tax

It's been six years since The Year of the Period. How much progress has been made since then on the Tampon Tax, and how far is left to go?
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Medical Bias and Endometriosis

Medical Bias and Endometriosis

According to an article in Contemporary OB/GYN “Black women are only about half as likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis compared to white women” so is it any surprise that it took me as a Black woman the 10 years it did to finally be diagnosed by a gynaecologist?
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Menstrual Equity 101

Menstrual Equity 101

New to menstrual equity? Keep reading for a brief overview of what the term means, and what you can do to help eliminate period poverty in your community. 
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COVID-19 Is A Feminist Nightmare

COVID-19 Is A Feminist Nightmare

This world works better for some than others, and when the chips are down, we do not experience disaster equally. 
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Cloth Masks For The DTES: An FAQ

Cloth Masks For The DTES: An FAQ

In this time of crisis, Aisle is deploying its manufacturing resources to support our community’s most vulnerable population with PPE. We're calling on our community to join us in funding the manufacture of fabric masks.
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It's Time For Ottawa To Recognize Periods

It's Time For Ottawa To Recognize Periods

The Great Menstrual Products Unavailability Crisis is real. 
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Period Poverty In Canada

Period poverty is real, and it is a Canadian problem. One-third of Canadians under the age of 25 who menstruate struggle to buy enough products every month. It is a truly invisible form of poverty.
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'We Cannot Tell People How To Menstruate': Period Justice with Chris Bobel

"We don’t evaluate menstruation as a vital sign or as part of a lifecycle. We’re not engaging with the body as a system - we think about menstruation as a problem to be solved with a product."
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