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WE FIGHT FOR PERIOD EQUITY. BECAUSE EVERYONE DESERVES A BLOODY GOOD PERIOD.

ABOUT US

Menstrual supplies are not cheap, but for anyone with a period, they are, of course, an absolute necessity. 

Sadly, the reality is that they're a luxury that many refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK cannot afford. Many people living in poverty resort to using toilet paper, old scraps of fabric or nothing at all. 
 

Bloody Good Period was started by Gabby Jahanshahi-Edlin, who decided something needed to be done to create a sustainable flow (pun intended) of menstrual products for those who can't afford to buy them. What started as a whip-round on Facebook is now a growing charity, with a vision to achieve menstrual equity - where the simple fact of bleeding doesn't stop anyone from participating fully in society, or life. 

 

We have worked with more than 100 organisations around England and Wales, helping more women and people who menstruate have bloody good periods.

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OUR VISION

Recognising the trauma and anxiety caused by not having access to essential menstrual products; our vision is of a society in which asylum seekers, refugees and otherwise displaced people and their dependents have unrestricted access to high quality, free period supplies of their choice. 

We believe that this responsibility should not fall on charities such as ourselves, but as part of a government strategy that cares for women and people who menstruate, especially those living in poverty.

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OUR VALUES

We believe that:

 

  • The UK has a legal and moral obligation to provide safe, welcoming, humane asylum to people fleeing violence and persecution
     

  • Facilitating the personal choices and comfort of the people we work with is paramount
     

  • We have the most impact when we work collaboratively and creatively as part of a network of organisations and individuals with shared goals and values
     

  • Disruption and challenge to the status quo is essential to achieving our vision
     

  • We are at our best when we are inter-sectional; inclusive and diverse
     

  • It is critical that we aim to be sustainable in what we do, ensuring products are reliably and regularly available for people who need them so that a relationship of trust is built up, and people can be confident that their menstrual needs will be taken care of. 

 

  • We always prioritise the needs and preferences of the women and people with whom we work, which for a variety of cultural and practical reasons tend to be for disposable periods products. 

 

  • We also recognise the negative environmental impact of the plastic content of those products, and where appropriate, seek to appropriately introduce more sustainable options, and all required support to use those options, with a view to playing our part in reducing the environmental impact of period products. Our priority will remain meeting the needs of the people with whom we work, in a way that works for them.

Bloody Good Period aims to no longer exist, particularly in regards to our delivery of products. While we acknowledge that there will be a longer term demand for our education and employers programmes, we believe that providing period products to people who need them should be the responsibility of the government and businesses, not charities.

Find out more about our strategy here.

MEET THE TEAM

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Seyi Falodun-Liburd: Leadership Development Programme Lead.
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Michelle McIntosh: Trust and Foundation Bid-writer.
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Lise
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Amina
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Gabby Edlin: Founder
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Becca Liversidge

Social Media Manager

Joe Gray

Employers Programme Lead

Seyi Falodun-Liburd

Leadership Development Programme Lead

Terri Harris

Education & Communications Manager

Nikki Iyayi

Operations Associate 

Emma Defoe

Operations & Activism Manager

Rachel Grocott

CEO

Michelle McIntosh: 

Trust and Foundation Bid-writer

Bloody Good Employers Programme Manager

Bloody Good Admin Support

Elysha Paige

Amina

Gabby Jahanshahi-Edlin

Founder

Lise

 

OUR BLOODY AMAZING TRUSTEES

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Ruby Bayley

Trustee

(Fundraising)

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Sue Rubenstein

Trustee

(Chair)

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Fiona Yeung

Trustee &

Treasurer

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Shakiba Moghadam

Trustee

 

We also run a Leadership and Community Development
Programme for BPOC BGP Team Members.

We're so proud to share our evaluation of the first complete year of BGP’s Leadership and Community Development Programme for BPOC team members, devised at the end of 2019.
 

READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Our bloody ace work, that is.
Here's our Trustees' Annual Report & Accounts for 2021. 

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