Calling all menstrual activists, advocacy organizations, non-profits, businesses, and public servants in Massachusetts & beyond:
No one should have to choose between food, a roof over their head, their education, and access to menstrual products and yet every day in Massachusetts, menstruators are forced to make exactly that choice. The I AM bill would ensure access to free menstrual products, without stigma, to all menstruating individuals in public schools, homeless shelters, and prisons. And we need your help!
Founded in 2019, the Massachusetts Menstrual Equity Coalition is a group of activists and organizations coming together to end period poverty statewide. We are working on the following priorities:
State of Menstrual Access Survey to understand the needs of menstruators across the Commonwealth and to inform our initiatives to increase access to menstrual products.
Contacting Legislators to pass the I AM bill and end period poverty in Massachusetts.
Smashing the stigma around periods through consciousness-raisings and pop up events to strengthen our personal narratives for advocacy and take menstruation out of the closet.