‘I was angry I couldn’t even say the word’: UK teens refuse to be silent about periods
A 2019 survey by Plan International UK found more than half of girls aged 14-21 have missed school because they are embarrassed or worried about being on their period.
Period poverty and stigma exists all over the world. Molly Fenton, a 17-year-old student in high school, said she was ashamed about her period, until she read an interview with period poverty campaigner Amika George.
Fenton launched a campaign, Love Your Period, online and in school letting other students know where they could get free period products and spare uniform items. In addition, Fenton gives talks about period poverty and stigma to groups in her school.
Students have since come together, creating lasting change at their school.
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