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From Elena Wood

Fundraising for menstrual products for Indigenous women and girls in remote Northern communities (Ontario and Saskatchewan). See full description below for more details.

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Hello Everyone!

I need your help :)

Periods. They happen to about half the population, for an average of 6.25 years over a span of roughly 38 years, ie 456 periods, each costing an estimated 10-15$ CAD for a total of nearly 5000$ over a lifetime.

Now multiply that by 4 or 5. And that’s the cost of these products in remote Northern Indigenous communities in Canada.

“Moon Time Sisters is a collective of people who want to help young women in northern and remote communities throughout Saskatchewan and Ontario access feminine hygiene projects that they otherwise could not afford. Moon Time Sisters has been able to support over 25 communities in less than 2 years.”

More about their project here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=121&v=f_iVuCxdIBU

As some of you may know already, Karam and I recently worked on a short video with the goal to normalize the conversation surrounding menstruation. Whereas in our own community the stigma surrounding periods can be unhealthy and lead to feelings of shame and embarrassment, for women in Indigenous communities, having one’s period means missing or dropping out of school because of the lack of necessary hygiene products.

This is not ok!

To give you an idea of the impact of your money (because we all love tangible results):

5$ = 1 period covered (ie one month for one girl)

50$ = 1 menstruator covered for 1 whole year

100$ = well I’ll let you do the math from there

Now for the fun stuff. If I reach my goal of $1000 CAD I promise to enroll in a half-marathon this Spring in Montreal. If you know me well enough you will know that running is really not my preferred form of exercise so you can all enjoy watching me prepare for a 21km run in just over one month.

Every little counts!

Elena

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