We inaugurated a sustainable period product box that we have been working on for the past year at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
The sustainable period product box is the first of its kind initiative at any department at Columbia or any ivy league school that provides students with the following:
1. Good quality menstrual cups and period underwear in different sizes
2. Resources on menstrual health education, how to switch to a sustainable period product and how to take care of the product
3. Heating pads that students can borrow to assist with managing period pain on campus
The box was inaugurated in a small party that we held with the administration, students, faculty, and student organizations that assisted us in this project. We also had a poster where students left us notes on what period equity at Columbia would look like to them.