REUSABLE PERIOD PRODUCTS
There are so many great Re-usable cloth pads available to buy these days. Re-usables are a great choice for your health and that of the planet, and they save you money, long term. Here are some quality choices;
REUSABLE CLOTH PADS
Mense Sense – Made in Maldon Victoria, have great designs for girls
Wemoon – Have a natural organic range and some great night time options Party in my pants – Made in the USA – they have the cutest fabric range
MAKE YOUR OWN CLOTH PADS
Plastic Free Periods, an initiative launched in central Victoria in 2018. We offer educational makers workshops teaching women and girls how to make their own re-usable cloth pads, informing of the health impacts of period products which contain plastic, and assistance for making the transition to Plastic free. Partnering with various organizations, we donate a percentage of what we make in each workshop to women without access to period products, to assist in the mission to make period poverty history!
The Sustainable period project is a one stop shop for free resources to help educate about re-usable and sustainable menstrual hygiene options.
RITES OF PASSAGE for GIRLS
I am currently involved in the creation of a Rites of Passage for young women in my community, to mark the conscious passage from girl to woman. We hope to offer this program in 2020. If you are interested in participating in this program, or supporting the running of it, please make contact.
RITES OF PASSAGE for BOYS
I am often asked by mum’s ‘What is there for the Boys?’ Locally in Central Victoria (in Castlemaine) there is an active group of dedicated men offering a Rites of Passage for boys, to mark their passage from boy to man. You can visit the website to read more about it.
The Rite journey is a unique educational program designed to support the development of self-aware, vital, responsible and resilient adults. The Program, delivered through schools, reinvents the traditional process of a Rite of Passage to assist in transforming the adolescent from dependency to responsibility.