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Free Birth Control? Wonderful. Now, How About Menstrual Products?
Access to free birth control allows for greater control and choice over family planning decisions, as a matter of human rights. Given the non-negotiable role that menstrual management also plays as part of the human fertility cycle, many of us are eager to see whether British Columbia’s move is a harbinger for the inclusion of menstrual products as part of a similar plan.Read more
Boxers Under the Tree: An Initiative to Support and Affirm Trans Youth in Need
In February, we were able to ship 200 pairs of our period boxers directly to people who needed them across North America and Europe, helping transgender people who might not have access to our products otherwise feel supported.Read more
Aisle’s Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret Legacy
Like many of us, I am eagerly anticipating the film version of Judy Blume’s classic novel Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret. My deep affinity with Margaret inspired my subsequent feminist consciousness and menstrual activism.Read more
Decolonizing Menstrual Health: A Conversation about Interviewing Experiences
This article is based on a conversation between Madeleine Shaw, co-founder of Aisle, and Minhtam Tran, the former Project Leader for Decolonizing Menstrual Health, about their experiences and learnings from designing and leading interviews as part of the Decolonizing Menstrual Health interview series.Read more
Full Report: Supporting Menstrual Health and Equity in Post-Secondary Institutions with Reusable Menstrual Products
Free Periods Canada surveyed post-secondary students across Canada and collected 470 responses and summarized those results in a report, which is now available for download here.Read more
How One Doula Provides Abortion Support
Sierra Holland on why abortion stigma is violence, how there is no one way to support someone having an abortion, and why abortion work must include the continual work of antiracism and abolition.Read more
Why Social Entrepreneurship Matters Now More Than Ever
It’s time for all initiatives of all sizes to prioritize tackling social and environmental issues as their primary raison d’être.Read more
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.Read more
The Lunapads/Aisle Backstory
A lot of people ask about the earliest points of inspiration for Lunapads (our company’s and product’s original name): where did the idea come from, back in the early 90s, long before it hit the mainstream radar?Read more
Hey - I wrote a book!
Our Co-Founder Madeleine Shaw wrote a book! The Greater Good is both a source of inspiration and encouragement, and a practical resource for starting and running a successful project, business or nonprofit organization.Read more