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Freedom4Girls Partners: Initial

Introducing Initial Washroom Hygiene, supporters of Period Dignity! This blog is the first in our series of posts in which we’re showcasing our amazing partners and supporters, who help us to make a real difference to the thousands of women and girls across the UK and East Africa who struggle

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Periods and the importance of inclusive language

Not everyone who menstruates is a woman and not all women menstruate.

When I experienced my first period, the world around me said I was ‘becoming a woman’. As a cisgender woman, my peers, parents and surrounding pop culture confirmed this. Now (many, many periods later) I realise that this could not be more wrong.

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The cost of living crisis & period poverty

For all of us, the cost of living crisis is part of our day to day. The palpable stress of paying heating bills, the daily bombardment of depressing news stories and the flurry of tik Tok heating hacks on our phones. However, one key issue has become lost amongst the noise. Period poverty…

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Period Fest! Friday 30th September 2022 @ Archive, Leeds

Are you in Leeds and at a loose end on Friday 30th September? Why not come down to Archive,to support in our latest fundraiser…Period Fest! We have an amazing line-up of live music, comedy and dancing, as well as crafty stalls, fantastic grub and of course, a bar!

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What my period means to me

What my period means to me: a blog series

But here at Freedom4Girls we’ve been thinking about how that positivity might just alienate those whose relationship with their period isn’t quite so glittery. Or if not alienate, then certainly overlook.

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Thank you partners

A shout out to our corporate partners

In this series of blog posts, we will be celebrating all the organisations that help make our mission possible. The next post in this series will be focussing on Initial Hygiene, and the wonderful ways in which we have helped each other grow.

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Queen's Award

Important announcement!

We are delighted to announce that Freedom4Girls have received a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the equivalent of an MBE for volunteer groups!

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Wellbeing packs

Our education team, Chloe and Lucy, had the wonderful idea to create wellbeing packs for young women aged 11-21 across Leeds to try and prevent feelings of isolation and disconnection due to isolation and the various lockdowns.  During the pandemic, it has been difficult to access schools and young people’s

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Fundraising Superstars!

We have had some absolutely wonderful people fundraising for us recently, so we wanted to use this post to say a huge… First up, we have Saskia, who is running a half marathon in order to raise money for Freedom4Girls on the 9th of May! She has absolutely smashed her

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'You have come such a long way and blossomed as beautifully as you could imagine'

A Letter to my Younger Self

Freedom4Girls are excited to announce the publishing of the ‘A Letter to My Younger Self’ Book With over 40 contributions from women of all ages, backgrounds, interests and experiences, Freedom4Girls has created ‘A Letter to My Younger Self,’ a book that explores the experiences of amazing women from all over

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Do you have your own period story to share?

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