Summer is almost over, which means school will start here in the US, and it breaks my heart to know that nearly 1 in 5 girls will miss class or leave early that first week or sometime this school year, because they didn’t have access to the products they needed to manage their periods. But together we can end that.
*This post is brought to you by Always.
It’s sad. One could imagine this only happens in third world countries right? I know it happens at home, in Venezuela, but it’s also happening right here, right now. Education is SO important and having millions of girls getting behind or missing school because of their periods and not having access to period products it’s really alarming. I knew I had to do something about it.
I’m all about empowering women, and especially young girls. Puberty is such a difficult time and I remember being so insecure that I couldn’t even imagine saying the word ‘period’ out loud. But talking about our periods should not be anything to be ashamed of. It’s part of being a woman and I believe if we talk about it more we can raise awareness about the problems young girls are facing in this country and actually do something to be part of the solution.
This is such an important cause to be a part of.
Can you imagine if you would have missed school a few days every month because of your period? This doesn’t only mean missing out on important classes or tests, but also all the opportunities to learn, grow and build confidence at school. I can’t imagine how different my life would have been if my education and performance in school would have been affected by something like this.
The good thing is that you can do something too and it’s super easy to help. Here are some ways you can be a part of the #EndPeriodPoverty movement:
- Join the conversation and help us end the stigma around periods and lack of access – so that girls who need products are confident enough to speak up and we can work together to find a solution. By raising awareness, you’re helping to make it easier to tackle the problem!
- Every purchase of Always Pads made from July 29th to September 8th will also trigger a donation of product to girls in need, so make sure to shop for a cause.
- You can also visit this link to learn more ways you can help.
Ever since I can remember, Always has been empowering millions of girls through puberty, providing products to girls in need, and most recently tackling societal barriers through the Always #LikeAGirl movement.
I’m HONORED to team up with Always this time, with the mission to help ensure no girl in the U.S. misses school and loses confidence because she doesn’t have access to period protection.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Hope you all have a great day ahead!!