Our project is a student led initiative at Edinburgh Napier University that aims to tackle the stigma surrounding periods and help to end period poverty on a global scale.
Our team is interdisciplinary and consists of product design, film and television, photography and events students.
In order to achieve our goal we have hosted the first ever university Bloody Big Brunch in partnership with Wire Media and Hey Girls.
We're supporting the roll out of the Scottish Government scheme that sees free sanitary products provided at schools, colleges and universities. We currently have prototype dispensers in place to collect data before the roll out of our final solutions that we expect to locate in all bathrooms across all Edinburgh Napier University campuses.
We've already explored the societal issues and period poverty on a global scale when we visited New York in January for Period Con. Here we met like minded activists fighting for the right to have access to free sanitary products.
We hope to research the issue further afield by traveling to Uganda. Here we are looking to globalize the potential and impact of our project and learn about how they supply sustainable products to people who menstruate in environment of stigma and poverty. As Africa is a leader in creating sustainable products and Scotland is a leader in providing free products we feel there is great potential for expanding our project.
This will provide the basis of our documentary and help us to comparatively research design interventions both in Uganda and at home in Scotland.
Scotland is leading the initiative to provide free products to by supplying throughout it's education centers and government buildings.
We hope to present this initiative to a global scale and provoke discussions around the world.
Any excess will be donated to charities dedicated to helping those in period poverty.