The Rough Period consists of Jasmine Coronado, Amber Sisson and Noni Cragg. We have a very simple objective and that is to provide women sleeping rough in Sydney with safe and clean sanitary items. No woman should have to choose between food and essential menstruation items due their period. We want our work to challenge the way Australian’s talk about periods and homelessness as well as hopefully remove some of the stigma and taboo status around this issue.
We feel there is a common misconception that homelessness primarily effects men but this is false, when you consider that statistics from an RMIT University study revealed that about 1.4 million of us have slept rough while homeless, revealing that around 11 percent of women had experienced sleeping rough at some point in their lifetime. “We found about 900,000 men and 500,000 women – or 7.8 per cent of the population – have slept rough in parks or improvised dwellings, in their lifetime,” - RMIT’s Emeritus Professor Chris Chamberlain. This is why we do the work that we do.
For every two boxes of Tsuno pads donated, Tsuno will donate one box of pads extra to The Rough Period and send all donations in bulk for them to distribute in Sydney.
Thank you so much for your kindness, generosity and support of The Rough Period!
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