Bloody Good Period aims to create a sustainable flow (pun intended) of sanitary protection for those who can't afford to buy them.
Menstrual supplies are not cheap, but for anyone with a period, they are, of course, an absolute necessity. It is absurd that they are not free for those who need them. Many living in poverty resort to using toilet paper, old scraps of fabric or nothing at all.
We want to take the financial burden out of the most annoying time of the month by providing supplies to those who need them.
We supply 15 asylum seeker drop in centres based in London and Leeds.
Our ambition is to supply many more food banks and drop-in centres across the UK so that bloody good periods can be had by all!
About the founder
Bloody Good Period was started by Gabby Edlin who decided something needed to be done about the fact that very few food banks and asylum seeker drop-in centres were providing feminine hygiene products - despite a desperate need. What started as a whip-round on Facebook is now a growing enterprise with a vision to end period poverty.
You probably know Cariad Lloyd from Griefcast, Murder in Successville, QI, Peep Show and literally anything else you've ever lolled at, but we know her as the Sanitary Bag Lady, aka, the most period-obsessed comedian in the goddamn world. She gives a real fuck about period poverty, too, and explored the topic in The Last Leg Correspondents, where she interviewed BGP founder, Gabby.
She starred in the first ever Bloody Funny, and we haven't looked at public toilets or Southern Belles in the same way since. We're so proud to have the excellent Cariad as our very first Bloody Ambassador!
I am hugely passionate about doing everything possible to end Period Poverty in the UK and Bloody Good are at the forefront of that mission. It is not acceptable that in 2018 girls, women, refugees, in fact any menstruators must suffer in silence because they can not afford the basic human right of sanitary protection. The incredible work of Bloody Good in helping as many of these people as they can is something I am so proud to be a part of. We bleed and we will not be ashamed, we will not be quiet and we will fight for every menstruator to have the sanitary products they need.
Cariad Lloyd, 2018