Designers protest period poverty

Periods for Periods is “made entirely out of periods” and has been created by 140 international designers including Debbie Millman and Giorgia Lupi.

A group of 140 designers from around the world has developed a font “made entirely out of periods” to protest period poverty in North America.

Periods for Periods is an initiative campaigning for free menstrual products in schools. According to the group, one in five teens can’t afford period products and a further one in seven have missed school due to a lack of period supplies.

Product shortages as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have only served to make the issue worse, and the group says black women and women of colour are affected at higher rates.

You can read the whole article in Design Week.