I recently read an article by Cath Hakanson which struck a chord with me.
Cath helps parents of adolescents become sex-wise and create open and honest relationships with their kids and the article was about how to promote period positivity in your home.
All too often, many of us were raised in homes where periods weren't really discussed much past an initial discussion on the 'mechanics' of the menstrual cycle. Having a positive attitude towards menstruation in your home will allow kids to talk openly about menstruation without shame or secrecy.
This simple but effective hack can help you open up that dialogue with your children...
This doesn't have to be confined to home either. I was thrilled to see a basket of tampons and pads freely available in bathrooms at some ski resorts in the USA last year.
If you are an employer with a bathroom frequented by others, why not put together a basket of goodies for your workplace. Some businesses have been doing this for some time and it's said to be a morale booster and was described by one employee as the "greatest thing ever".
User Experience Designer
Brenda Tootell is the founder of Freedom Products. She has a background in User Experience Design and is involved in the research, design and development of JuJu products. Brenda is passionate about providing individuals with sustainable product alternatives, improving the interaction customers have with JuJu products and maintaining environmentally conscious and socially responsible business practices. Brenda is a wife and mum to two teenage boys and a ball-crazed border collie. She loves getting out in nature, travel and good product design.