Episode 34

Periods Part 2:
Menstrual Products, Poverty and Power

In this episode of Uncomfortable, we chat with Madeleine Shaw, co-founder of Lunapads. Lunapads is a Vancouver based business that manufactures reusable menstrual products. We discuss period products, myths, shame, period poverty and, so much more!

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Host: Debbie Roche

Guest: Madeleine Shaw

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About Our Guest

Madeleine Shaw, the co-founder of Lunapads. Lunapads create reusable alternatives to disposable pads & tampons featuring modern washable cloth pads, magical leak-free period undies, and menstrual cups. Madeleine is not only one part of the driving force behind this powerful ethical brand, she is also the Founder and Creative Director of G Day for Girls, a global social movement where Girls and their Champions can come together to welcome, witness and receive Girls as they enter the next phase of their life journey.

In this episode, we talk about reusable menstrual products, Madeleine shares her menarche story, we discuss period myths, the shame around menstrual cycles and where it stems from, period poverty and so much more!

I hope that you enjoy our conversation but as always, do note that there is some adult content, so when listening, it’s best to pop on those headphones!

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Episode 34 Show Notes

Resources:

Find out more about Lunapads by visiting www.lunapads.ca

You can follow Lunapads on social media:

Instagram @lunapads 
Twitter @lunapads
Facebook @Lunapads
Pinterest @lunapads

To find out more about GDay visit www.gday.world

 

Other cool links and articles we touched on in the podcast:

Seeking Ceremony – creating ceremony around special events and life milestones.

Afripads – leading manufacture and largest commercial supplier across Africa of reusable pads.

The Period Promise Campaign – Period Promise campaign by United Way to reduce the isolation created by period poverty, in our own neighbourhoods.

The Period Purse – The Period Purse strives to achieve menstrual equity by providing marginalized menstruators with access to free menstrual products, and to reduce the stigma surrounding periods through public education and advocacy.

Article: If Men Could Menstruate by Gloria Steinem

Free Bleeding Post from Lunapad’s social media.  

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