Period poverty is something we’ve long been aware of in the developing world, but recently many of us have had our eyes open to horrifying issues being faced right here on our doorstep. The charity Freedom4Girls, who normally send supplies to Kenya, has for the first time provided towels and tampons to a local Leeds...

Five minutes into a conversation with Rosy, founder of EVERY MONTH, I’ve decided that we have to be friends (sorry Rosy, you don’t get a choice). Verbal Remedy is running this piece on Rosy’s project EVERY MONTH, a Manchester-based DIY campaign that crowdfunds money for period packs, which are then donated to food...

Considering I spent most of 2015 writing about, collecting and posting thousands of towels and tampons, it feels a bit strange to be talking about sustainable menstrual protection. The reality of disposable products is frightening – one website estimates that it takes up to 800 years for them to biodegrade, while...

Menstrual Hygiene Day falls every May 28th and if you’re not a regular Verbal Remedy reader, you may not know why something so normal needs to be celebrated. Well, we don’t blame you. Recently the UK’s acceptance of periods has been higher than ever, and the process has been talked about on TV, Radio and newspapers...

From free bleeds outside parliament to credits for low income families, tax has been one of the main talking points of George Osborne’s new budget. And if you haven’t already heard, in a short sharp speech the Chancellor vowed to put the money raised by the so-called ‘Tampon Tax’ straight into the banks of women’s...

My period was late, I mean like really late, I was 16 almost 17 and it still hadn’t arrived. I had a vagina but there was overwhelming evidence that I was in fact a boy, my dark fibrous hair, deep voice and tomboy jeans didn’t scream “female” they screamed “bloke.” And that’s exactly what the kids on the playground...

As the General Election in the UK approaches, party leaders are starting to hit the public in their sweet spots. On Thursday, UKIP Home Affairs spokesperson Diane James vowed that the party would “abolish the hated tampon tax“. They recently backtracked on their idea to scrap paid maternity leave, and have a few other...

Popular with more than just mothers that wear hemp, the Mooncup is the holy grail of awesome period protection. So should we be getting these for free instead? What is a Mooncup? A Mooncup is “the original silicone menstrual cup designed by women to be a convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and...

(We’ve stolen the name of this blog post from an amazing game available on iTunes – check it out here!) Ah, periods. The great leveller. There doesn’t have to be anything in common between two people for them to both experience the joy of periods – different ages, different continents, even different genders – all...