“Every month, thousands of homeless women are placed in a crisis situation when they get their periods. From dealing with infections to being unable to purchase sanitary supplies, keeping safe and clean isn’t easy on the streets.”
This short documentary, which came out last year, is still as relevant as ever. There are more than 50,000 women living on the streets nationwide, all with limited access to sanitary products. While some incredible organizations* have been established to help support these women, there are still too many that cannot get what they need.
“You shouldn’t have to decide between a pad and having lunch.”
The film introduces us to several homeless women who talk about their “tips and tricks” when living on the street while menstruating, and what they have to do to stay clean and comfortable.
* For information on how you can help, visit Distributing Dignity or call your local shelter or food pantry.