Inclusion: Period Boxes For You


May promo poster that says Buy a period box, support the cause. The two inclusion boxes are pictured and below that issays Designed by local artists.

 

During May, you can buy our Inclusion Period Boxes at Full Circle Grocery & Bulk, located at 16 King St East, Kitchener (just south of Queen St). 
For every box sold, we are donating $5 to SHORE Centre.

 

 Inclusion Series Period Boxes

 

Inclusion Series Box One: No Shame In My Flow Game features local artist A.Decker

Inclusion Series Box Two: Let's Talk About It features local artist Anno Neemuswr

Each box is designed by artists from communities that are frequently under represented in the public space. 

We chose to work with Black artists for these first two editions, and we are so excited to share these unique creations with the community.

With support from a KWAwesome Foundation grant, Changing The Flow is providing 50 free boxes to community locations across Waterloo Region. 

Juici Yoga, Sanguen Health Centre & the community office of MPP Laura Mae Lindo are some of our early champions. Thank you for saying YES to inclusion and menstrual equity (& rad art!) 

 

Our "Inclusion: Period Boxes For You" have been distributed to: 

Kitchener Public Librairies - ALL BRANCHES

Idea Exchange - ALL BRANCHES 

ACKKWA 

The W Centre

Community Edition

Sanguen Health Centre

Juici Yoga

SHORE 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

 

Feeling the FOMO? You can get your very own here & here.
Employers, retailers, people with washrooms: One step solution

 

Why?

  • 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: 

  • Be deliberately anti-racist
  • Center the voices of under-represented people
  • Provide more opportunities to artists from marginalized communities
  • Encourage conversations about periods and the public space
  • To destigmatize menstruations
  • Support all menstruators
  • So all washrooms can have period products in them
  • Challenge the status quo
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    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.