WILL YOU BE #PERIODPROUD? – ENVIRONMENSTRUAL WEEK

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WILL YOU BE LOUD AND PROUD ABOUT PERIODS?

During Environmenstrual Week, the first ever #PeriodProud Challenge will be launched to encourage people to be loud and proud about periods.  Thanks to Break Free from Plastic and Zero Waste Europe, we hope that this challenge will go Europe wide. 

 

WHY SHOULD I BE #PERIODPROUD?

It’s time to end the shame around periods which affects our choice of products, how we dispose of them as well as equal access to period products. Let’s talk openly about periods and not shy away from them! This easy and fun social media challenge is open to all genders, menstruating or not menstruating.  Why not check out our toolkit too?  Here’s how to take part:

 

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE #PERIODPROUD CHALLENGE ?

 

1) Firstly, ACCEPT the challenge

 

2) Each person that does the #PeriodProud Challenge has to nominate 1 – 3 people to join them. If you are nominated, you have 24 hours to complete the challenge! 

 

3) Take a photo of yourself posing with your favourite plastic-free period product (reusable or single-use) – be out and proud!  Do this in an unexpected place or in an unexpected pose! What you need:

PERIOD PRODUCT

CAMERA

SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT

 

Why not get creative? Could you be doing your period pose in your fav yoga position? Whilst climbing a tree? Whilst petting your dog? Could you get your dad to be #periodproud?

4) Share your photo to social media, tag the people you are challenging and include the link to this challenge page for instructions. 

Here’s an example caption:

Hey @friend1, @friend2 @friend3  I’m #PeriodProud! It’s time to be loud & proud to end the taboo & shame around periods. I’m challenging you to be #PeriodProud with me for #EnvironmenstrualWeek. Find out how https://bit.ly/2HCPY7q 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to be challenged in order to participate in the #PeriodProud Challenge?

No! If you have not yet been challenged, you can start the chain with your own friends and family and nominate 1 – 3 people to be a #periodproud.

 

Does the period product I use for this challenge have to be plastic free?
 
If you are still curious about plastic-free period products but haven’t made the switch yet, have no fear, you are still more than welcome to participate in the challenge. Your period product is a personal choice and what’s awesome is that you’re being #periodproud no matter what menstrual products you use! 

 

What difference will I make by participating?

By being  #periodproud you’ll be building a world that is free from period taboo, ensuring periods are better for everyone!  During Environmenstrual Week (19th-25th October) we will also release a montage of hopefully hundreds of your #periodproud photos! 

Make sure you use the #PeriodProud hashtag for a chance to be featured in the montage!

 

 

Want to keep up to date on all things environmenstrual and the Week of Action?  

Download the Environmenstrual Week Toolkit

 

 

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