The Flowery Box Under the Bathroom Sink

In my household, my mom gave my older sister and me a flowery gift box to keep our tampons and pads in under the bathroom sink. It wasn’t supposed to ever be something shameful – if anything, it added to the intrigue of periods for me before I started my own – but as I reflect on period stigma, I can’t help but wondering if this added or removed period shame within our household? Does wanting privacy about my period mean I was ashamed of it?

This Mother’s Day, share your own bloody good chat with your mum about periods in your family. #LetsTalkPeriodsMum

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Nancy Durell Mckenna
Women at the Frontline

Around the globe there are thousands of women who strive to improve the lives of others. They know that women’s rights are human rights and they are doing everything in their power to change the fortunes of their sisters, working to end the social inferiority of women and the horrifying levels of violence, exploitation and abuse to which women are subjected. 

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Baroness Helena Kennedy QC
Rosie Nixon Appointed SafeHands Ambassador

SafeHands for Mothers is delighted to welcome Rosie Nixon, Editor-in-Chieft of HELLO! magazine, to the SafeHands family as our newest Ambassador. In this role, Rosie will look to bring greater awareness to the importance of access to quality maternal and reproductive healthcare. 

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Nancy Durell Mckenna