Thank you to Teen Vogue for writing about the struggles that young women who are experiencing homelessness face because of their periods. The stigma surrounding menstruation and the unaffordability of tampons and pads have made it even harder for young women experiencing homelessness to thrive.

Here is an excerpt from the article, which features an interview with two young women who have experienced homelessness, as well as our executive director, Sherilyn Adams:

“That’s why Larkin Street provides menstrual products for the people who come there, and why Conscious Period works to provide free menstrual products to people experiencing homelessness — because it’s an added shame and stress when you’re just trying to survive.”

For more, read the article from Teen Vogue.