Why is funding girls education (and/or helping to end period shame) important to you?
I have been lucky enough to always have access to education and support which has given me the opportunity for a great quality of life and growth as a person, so I think it’s so important for easy access to education to be available to everyone regardless of gender. Which for me, ties into ending the shame and stigma around periods and the accessibility to period products, which can negatively impact lives and interfere with girls and womxns education, employment and health.
Now let’s get personal, when did you get your first period, and how was it?
I got my period exactly one month and one day after my 13th birthday, lucky I remember the exact date so I can celebrate my period birthday! It was kind of exciting as I was one of the last girls to get their period in my friendship group. I grew up in a family that was pretty open with talking about periods, and went to an all girls school so was surrounded by a lot of information and felt somewhat prepared for it.
What do you hope that your collaboration with TSUNO will do?
I hope my collaboration will spread the word about TSUNO and the work they do to more people! I’m also really grateful to be able to contribute to a brand that helps so many people, with donating to places like One Girl and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
What do you wish you knew about periods earlier?
I wish I had known that people experience periods differently and that different bodily functions are nothing to be embarrassed about!!
Do you have a period nickname / period pun you use in your house?
I’m usually not subtle when talking about my period so maybe something like ‘I’m bleeding out of my vagina’ :D
nudes/blacks for sure!
Finally, can you hand draw for us your favourite undies or knickers and explain why they are so good?