The stigma and shame around menstruation is still prevalent around the world. This starts right from the moment people get their menses. Let’s face it, puberty is tough, but periods make them tougher.
I love the idea of our pride in menstruation overpowering the voices of shame. The only way this is going to happen is if we have open and honest conversations about periods. This is where the Yarn for Menstrual Health campaign comes in.
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The campaign is an initiative run by Haseeta of Amazing Knitting and Crochet Group, Nairobi together with Morine’s Shop and the African Girl Foundation. Our aim is to normalize conversations on menstrual health. Similarly, we are raising funds to equip Kenyan school girls in need with reusable sanitary kits. Each kit goes for $10 (Ksh. 1000) and consists of 4 reusable pads and washing soap to last an entire year!
Make a donation here:- https://www.africangirlfoundation.org/
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This cross stitch pattern is a way for you to take part in the campaign. Download the Yarn for Menstrual Health embroidery pattern now, and be sure to tag your creations #YarnForMenstrualHealth to share with us.
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