Daëlle Coriolan

PLE II 2019

I am an Outreach Coordinator for Connecticut’s 2019 PERIOD Movement Rally. In August, one of my friends introduced me to this issue and ask if I would like to be a part of the team. Every month, many women struggle with obtaining menstrual products due to the inequitable taxation placed on these products. Often times, these women also experience homelessness and poverty. With these widespread issues at hand, the PERIOD campaign fights to raise national awareness, support, and legislative change in order to alleviate the struggles that these women face. It is imperative that people are aware of the circumstances that women of lower incomes endure. 400+ PERIOD chapters are taking action by collecting menstrual products, educating communities about menstrual health, and distributing free and accessible menstrual products to women in need. We hold that the accessibility of menstrual products is an indisputable right, not a privilege. As a diverse group of high school girls, we strongly advocate for amplifying change and spreading awareness on this topic. My biggest motivation for joining this movement was knowing that in our world today, so many groups of individuals face the harsh realities of inequity. I believe that it is imperative the youth speak up for those who do not have a voice and be the change they want to see.

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