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The Cycle Alliance is a pro-period advocacy campaign for teens of all genders!  Become a Cycle Ally. Use your voice and creativity to fight period shaming and period poverty in your communities.   

This is a special three-week series of virtual workshops that will empower teens and young adults to speak about issues surrounding menstruation, challenge period shaming in their communities, and address period poverty through a social media campaign.  

Teens participating in Cycle Alliance will improve their ability to work in a group for a common goal; develop interpersonal communication skills; and build a new support system outside of school and home. They will learn to set and meet small goals every week, which is a skill they can apply to their lives outside of the library. 

Each week, we will address our goals through education, advocacy, and community service. Teens will learn how to identify and contact their local political leaders, learn how to access trustworthy information to combat period shaming, and learn bystander training. They will also express their creativity by designing memes, gifs, and other social media ready art. 

Cycle Alliance Values: 
  • Menstrual equity for all who menstruate, which includes cis women, trans men and gender non-conforming people. 
  • Periods are a natural and biological event and are not shameful. #NoPeriodShaming  
  • Every menstruator should have access to menstrual hygiene products.  
  • Continued funding for free menstrual products in New York prisons, homeless shelters, middle schools, and high schools.   
  • A mandatory, accurate, bi-partisan, and up-to-date sex ed curriculum in schools that destigmatizes menstruation.  
  • The continued repeal of the “tampon tax” in New York.  
  • Avoiding superstitious, hurtful, sexist, anti-woman, homophobic and transphobic language when talking about periods.   
  • To teach, not cancel people who “just don’t get it" by using facts. 
As an Ally: 
  • Earn volunteer hours or community service credits 
  • Help people in need in your neighborhood and throughout Brooklyn 
  • Gain accurate information to fight the myths surrounding menstruation 
  • Meet new people and make new friends 
  • Find out who your local politicians are and how to contact them 
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BKLYN Incubator is supported by generous funding provided by The Charles H. Revson Foundation and Robin K. and Jay L. Lewis.

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for upcoming events.

Past Events

Teens, Get Ready 2 Vote: A Cycle Alliance Workshop

Thu, Nov 4   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Cosmetics, Hygiene, and Period Product Drive for Those In Need

Fri, Sep 3   9:00 am to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Cosmetics, Hygiene, and Period Product Drive for Those In Need

Thu, Sep 2   9:00 am to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

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