Menstruating people are encountering additional health barriers during the pandemic, especially when it comes to accessing period products like pads and tampons that they would normally get at school or in the workplace.
Today on the show, Ali welcomes back youth activists from Bleed Shamelessly to discuss the impact of stay-at-home orders on menstruators, how they’ve adjusted their organizing and provided community relief during the pandemic, and updates on their ongoing fight against menstrual inequity and period poverty.
Maggie Di Sanza is a junior at James Madison Memorial High School, where she currently serves as co-president of the Gender Equity Association and a member of the Sexual Assault Prevention Club, GSA, and Student Activist Club. Maggie is the founder of Bleed Shamelessly.
Anika Sanyal is a junior at Memorial High School and co-organizer of the Madison chapter of last year’s National Period Day Rally.
Amira Pierotti is a Rape Crisis Center GameChanger and an activist for LGBTQ+ rights, trans representation, sexual assault awareness, and reproductive justice.