OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Calling all menstrual activists, advocacy organizations, non-profits, businesses, and public servants in Massachusetts & beyond. Public policy does not adequately address the needs of menstruating people. Massachusetts has an opportunity to change that. Mass NOW’s I AM bill would provide access to free menstrual products, without stigma, to all menstruating individuals in public schools, homeless shelters, and prisons. And we need your help!
The Massachusetts Menstrual Equity Coalition is comprised of various stakeholders and is committed to:
collecting data (reviewing survey to collect data on the current state of menstrual access among school nurses, shelters, & sheriffs offices)
educating the community (organize consciousness-raisings or 'period talk' open mic in your living room, favorite cafe or neighborhood library. This is important community-building work to strengthen our personal narratives and take menstruation out of the closet!)
pursuing advocacy to address the needs of menstruating people in Massachusetts (We’re collecting testimony through the Menstrual Access Story Bank)