Periods don't have to cost us education, equity and the environment
In my pieces, I use the terms:
Girls, women, womxn, pregnant people and birthing people to refer to some of the reproductive health experiences of individuals assigned female at birth
Minoritised in place of BIPOC( Black, Indigenous & people of color), POC ( people of color), BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic) and BME ( Black & Minority Ethnic) to recognise that different individuals and communities do not naturally exist as minorities; but instead have been assigned this identity in response to dominant social narratives. ‘Minoritised’ highlights contemporary power imbalances rooted in historical events of slavery, colonisation, and other systems of oppression.
The theme of this year’s International Day of the Girl Child is ‘digital generation, our generation’. To mark this we will be celebrating the resilience of individuals who are ‘Adults in Essence but Not in Mind’ in this digital age.
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