May 28th marks the 4th annual Menstrual Hygiene Day! It’s probably our favorite awareness day (surprise surprise), and we like to make sure that it’s on your radar too. Wondering how to celebrate? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Spread the word
Menstrual Hygiene Day is a great way to start the conversation about menstruation. There is still shame surrounding periods and those who have them, and silence can only help keep taboos in place. In order to break them down, we need to speak up! Social media is a great place to do this. For example, use #menstruationmatters in a post about why you think periods are important to talk about, or share a handy infographic. If you’re a fan of reusable menstrual products, it’s a great day to take the plunge and share that with your friends! As someone who has experienced firsthand the financial, environmental, or health (or all of the above!) benefits of switching to reusables, you’re basically the perfect spokesperson. Plus, if you have a GladRags.com account, you can access a referral link that will get your friends a free item (check the ‘Rewards’ section)! Anyone who clicks the link gets a free Pantyliner Plus added to their cart with any purchase, and you’ll get 5% of their order total in Rewards. A real win-win!
Every year, many organizations and groups host events to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day. GladRags was proud to be a part of PDX Red Party, a menstruation and menstrual health-themed event hosted by Periodic. Check the Menstrual Hygiene Day website and see if there is a local gathering you can attend! Another way to take action is by donating to an organization dedicated to menstrual hygiene. GladRags is a supporter of PERIOD., a non-profit providing menstrual supplies to people in need.
However you celebrate, we’d love to hear about it. Tag #gladragspads or drop us a line so we can share in your Menstrual Hygiene pride!