Designed by artists from communities that are frequently under represented in the public space.
Four designs to choose from, each with it's own title and unique reflection of what Inclusion looks like for the artist.
With support from a KWAwesome Foundation grant, Changing The Flow has distributed over 100 free boxes to community locations across Waterloo Region and some beyond.
Our "Inclusion: Period Boxes For You" have been distributed to:
Kitchener Public Librairies - ALL BRANCHES
Idea Exchange - ALL BRANCHES
The W Centre
Sanguen Health Centre
Workhaus - Kitchener Location
SPECTRUM Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space
The Campaign Office of Marjorie Knight, MPP Candidate for Cambridge
The Campaign Office of Mike Schreiner, MPP Candidate for Guelph
The Constituency Office of Mike Morrice, MP for Kitchener
The Constituency Office of Bryan May, MP for Cambridge
The Community Office of Marit Stiles, MPP for Davenport
- Promote local artists, specifically BIR and 2SLQBTQ+ community members.
- Raise awareness about period poverty,
- Make it simpler to put period products in washrooms
- Destigmatize conversations about menstruation
We are doing this to:
Why we say "people who menstruate" and "menstruators":
Changing The Flow recognizes that not all women menstruate, and that not everyone who menstruates is a woman.
We intentionally use inclusive language such as menstruators or people who menstruate to include girls, trans men, trans boys, non-binary, gender fluid, gender non-conforming individuals and all others who experience menstruation.
We welcome constructive feedback on how we can be better and do more to be inclusive. We encourage members of marginalized communities to call us in if we are not hitting the mark in our actions and our words.