In an effort to promote environmentally sustainable practices, alleviate financial burdens on young people, and reduce shame and stigma in our community, our project focused on introducing period underwear to our high school. This idea was born out of the passion for empowering young people who menstruate and freeing them from the burden that often follows in its path. Period underwear, and the movement behind, are making incredible strides in promoting environmentally friendly practices while remaining affordable and ethical. Billions of disposable menstrual products end up in landfills, taking up to eight hundred years to decompose naturally. However, by making the comfortable and easy switch to zero waste, reusable menstrual products like period underwear, we can revolutionize our positive impact on the planet. By embracing this initiative, people can make choices that align with their values, promoting sustainability and well-being on personal and planetary levels.


With a passion for empowering young people who menstruate and protecting our environment, we raised money to bring free period underwear to as many students as possible. Through grant writing and GoFundMe fundraising, we collected over four thousand dollars and it all went to a small period underwear business. This project brought light to conversations on menstruation within our school and provided everybody with a new, safe, easy, and sustainable way to manage their period. Shame dies in safe and open and spaces which is exactly what we are driven to create. By putting up posters, educating our younger grades, and offering this as an option for all, we have started a comfortable and sustainable revolution.

Reflection & Celebration

By initiating this project at our school, we have brought so much light to the worlds of menstruators, offering them safe spaces to share their stories and needs, while making sure we can provide them with sustainable and comfortable solutions. It has been incredibly heart-warming to hear more conversations about periods while walking through our halls, and being able to watch the heavy weight of shame be released by so many of our students. Our community is greatly excited to have this project in action at our school and I can’t wait to see where we take this project next!

3. Good Health and Well-Being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
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