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Season 4 Episode 23: Period Poverty - What is it and how can we help?

This week Mary and Alex discuss period poverty, what it is and what we can do about it. They describe the kickstart project of the Down There Aware nonprofit and explain how listeners can partner with us to truly make a difference in the lives of young girls who are living the nightmare of period poverty.

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Episode Highlights

  • Intro [0:13]

  • Welcome Back! [1:31]

  • Thanks for voting! [1:42]

  • Spotlight on DTA nonprofit [2:00]

  • Hard to know how to get the word out [3:38]

  • Word of mouth - the best form of advertisement [4:32]

  • First project: Ready, Set, Go (RSG) boxes [4:52]

  • Kelly & Ellie, Season 2, Episode 12 [5:13]

  • Period Poverty [6:02]

  • Local girl’s initiative [8:17]

  • Educational information for RSG boxes [8:45]

  • Period shaming [11:54]

  • Educate men about girl’s periods [12:28]

  • Donations for nonprofit - Thank you! [13:16]

  • Speak into existence - 500 RSG boxes by Christmas! [13:44]

  • Assemble RSG prototypes [14:21]

  • Why Ready, Set, Go? [15:30]

  • How to donate [16:35]

  • Goal by Christmas [17:40]

  • Thanks for listening! [17:44]

Summary Keywords

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