STAND UP & TALK ABOUT PERIODS:
Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day!
Join the Teens of Cycle Alliance for a day of Advocacy and Support.
Support Period Equity and End Period Shaming
Participate in our social media campaign:
- post TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts (guidelines below)
- Borrow eBooks about reproduction, menstruation and puberty
- Email or tweet local political and community leaders
On Mental Health Hygiene Day:
Email or tweet their local politicians. Use League of Women Voters website to find out contact info. See below for possible messages.
Suggestions for Messages for Politicians:
- I want menstrual equity for all who menstruate, which includes cis women, trans men and gender non-conforming people.
- I believe that every menstruator should have access to menstrual hygiene products, even if they can’t afford them.
- I want politicians in New York to continue to vote to fund free menstrual products in New York prisons, homeless shelters, middle schools, and high schools.
Create Social Media Posts using online gif or meme makers or artwork from the Menstrual Hygiene Day website to share info about:
- Period poverty throughout the world, including New York
- Period poverty in the time of Covid-19
- Tools to counter period bullying/shaming; and
- Truths about menstruation a.k.a Period Myth Busters
- The purpose of Menstrual Hygiene Day
- Ways to combat period poverty
Include the following hashtags and tags in all your social media posts: @bklynfuture (Instagram); @menstrualhygieneday (Facebook, Instagram); @mhday28may (Twitter) ; #bklynlibrary, #bplcyclealliance, #MHDAY2020, #ItsTimeForAction, and #PeriodsInPandemics
About Menstrual Hygiene Day: https://menstrualhygieneday.org/about/about-mhday/
BKLYN Incubator is supported by generous funding provided by The Charles H. Revson Foundation and Robin K. and Jay L. Lewis.