Sadly, the reality is that they’re a luxury that many refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK cannot afford. Many people living in poverty resort to using toilet paper, old scraps of fabric or nothing at all. Bloody Good Period was started by Gabby Edlin, who decided something needed to be done to create a sustainable flow (pun intended) of sanitary products for those who can’t afford to buy them. What started as a whip-round on Facebook is now a growing enterprise with a vision to end period poverty.
They supply 16 asylum seeker drop in centres based in London and Leeds, and their ambition is to supply many more food banks and drop-in centres across the UK, so that everybody has the right to a bloody good period!
For our Weekender Festival will be collecting donations and raising money for the cause that we believe is fundamental to being a woman in the world today.
Girls Rock London
Girls Rock London (GRL!) is a music project for girls and women in London. We are part of a movement of rock camps that take place all over the world, united by a desire to achieve gender equality in the music industry and to ensure that all girls and women get the chance to make music. The aims of the project are to empower girls and women – regardless of previous musical experience – to write and perform music, and to build self-confidence.
The programme we run is a mixture of musical/technical tuition and workshops, which together help to build participants’ self-esteem and confidence, and provide a platform for girls and women to find and develop their voices. Rock Camp is all about trying new things, working together and making lots of NOISE…
GRL! welcomes applicants who self-identify as girls, women, trans* and/or gender non-conforming.