Jana always wanted to become the CEO of a charity and in 2017, Jana launched The Period Purse, now a registered Canadian charity. From outreach support and supplying free menstrual supplies to over 23,000 women and people who menstruate in 14 cities, to educating the next generation about reusable period products, to advocating for policy change, The Period Purse is a strong menstrual movement fully run by passionate volunteers. Jana has been recognized as a Top Women of Influence in 2018 and a Women of Distinction award from the YWCA Toronto in 2019. When she is not talking about periods, Jana is also a teacher who works in special education. She is a mother of two and lives with her family in Toronto.
In today’s episode we talk about period poverty and what we can do to eradicate it in our own communities!
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- What inspired Jana to start The Period Purse
- The items that are in a period purse
- How and what did shelters in Toronto provide women before The Period Purse existed
- How Toronto shelters have started budgeting for female products
- Jana’s personal movement to bring light to the lack of menstrual products available to homeless women that led to The Period Purse
- The benefits of menstrual cups and other reusable menstrual products
- Jana’s plan on getting into schools to teach the younger generation more about the menstrual cycle and the need for period products
Connect with Jana Girdauskas:
- Jana Girdauskas | The Period Purse
- Menstruation Nation
- Donate Now | The Period Purse
- Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook
- Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic
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