Introducing BGP's Joe Gray
Introducing the bloody brilliant Joe Gray! Joe leads our employer’s initiative to help employers do more to support their staff, support workers across the UK when it comes to their periods, and grows BGP’s core work, by directing the money it makes to supporting those most in need in the UK.
To hear more from Joe, checkout his interview on Outspoken Education on being a man who talks about menstruation here.
He / Him
What drew you to Bloody Good Period?
I was working at an event that focused on the impact of climate change on women, where I saw an entertaining panel talk featuring Gabby (CEO and founder of BGP), followed by a keynote from Margaret Attwood (author of The Handmaid's Tale) whilst sitting next to Gabby. This was a good day! Gabby and I met up soon afterwards, and I got involved from there.
What motivates you to get the job done?
The work with BGP is so plainly right, on so many levels - it’s a pleasure to be involved. Motivation is everywhere!
What skills do you need to do your job?
Patience; confidence; passion; vision - these slightly more wooly traits feel just as important as the project management skills needed to keep Bloody Good Employers moving.
What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Bloody Good Period?
The humorous approach to menstruation really shines through in this work so much. That was initially a surprise I think, but it’s of course a massively normalising force -- it works!
Where would you like to travel to next?
I’ve got an eye on Sicily, for when the time is right...
Early Bird or Night Owl?
I’m all over the shop really - sometimes up with the lark in the mornings like a youngster; other times finding what feels like absolute clarity very late in the day and really not wanting the day to end. Never both of these scenarios in any one day!
Fact or Fiction?
I truly need them both. We all need them both. Can we have both? I think life’s about balance, so both have such an integral part to play in how we fill our days, how we reflect on yesterday, and how we dream about what’s next.
Coffee or Tea?
I’ll go with tea, for its brilliant breadth of flavours, & for the life it gives. Much love, East Asia!