having your period is bad enough at home but for Women who are on the streets and unable to afford essential sanitary products, they are forced to use anything they can find, street cramps provides women with monthly boxes which provides them with the dignity they deserve period.
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Street Cramps: a 15 year old tackles period poverty | Bimini Love | TEDxTruro
Bimini Love is a 15-year-old school girl from Cornwall, whose Street Cramps project is transforming the lives of homeless women. Bimini Love is a 15-year-old school girl from Newquay in Cornwall. She set up the Street Cramps project in February 2017 after seeing the numbers of homeless people increase in Cornwall over the winter months. Street Cramps provides homeless women with a box each month containing essential sanitary products. Bimini’s idea is changing the lives of women in Cornwall and beyond. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Street Cramps on Russell Howard's Good Deeds
I'm Bimini Love, a 17-year-old school girl from Cornwall. Two years ago I started to notice an increasing number of female homeless people where I live so I did some research and realised that these women don't have easy access to supplies for their most basic sanitary needs. I decided to do something about it. I started a Crowdfunder project called Street Cramps. It raised—in total—over £7,000 to provide products, clean underwear and heatpads for every homeless women in Cornwall. Enough for a whole year. It appeared in the local newspapers, on the BBC website and I even ended up doing a TEDx talk on the subject. But all of that made me realise that this problem is so much bigger than Cornwall. That's why I want to make this big, powerful statement that the politicians can't ignore. But I need your help again. It's a bloody outrage and together I know we can do something about it. Why the Thames Tampon is so important Newspaper, toilet roll, a sock, torn-up nappies, rags, a plastic bag. What do these items have in common? They’re used by the 1 in 10 young women who can’t afford pads or tampons—right here in the UK. The Scottish and Welsh assemblies have made provisions to supply schools with free sanitary products. But in England and Northern Ireland, girls continue to face period poverty, at times even missing school because of it. I'm raising funds to build a massive tampon and float it on the River Thames, which will be coloured red for the occasion (with eco-safe dye), to demand free access to sanitary products for girls in all UK schools. Putting in place a long-term, sustainable solution has not been a priority for the government. So let's send Westminster a message they can’t ignore: The Thames Tampon. Pledge your support: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/thamestampon
The 16 Year Old Tackling Period Poverty: Amazing Humans
Imagine how tough your period is when you are living on the streets and can’t afford sanitary products? In 2017, Bimini, then aged just 15, set up Street Cramps, an organisation with one sole objective: to provide sanitary protection to women who are homeless. A couple of years on and Bimini juggles A–levels with fundraising, and Street Cramps is still going strong. The individuals she helps are in awe of her determination and big heart. -- Click here to subscribe to BBC Three: http://bit.ly/BBC-Three-Subscribe Did you know that we’re up to other things in other places too? Best of BBC Three: www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/bbcthree Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcthree Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcthree Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcthree Tumblr: http://bbcthree.tumblr.com Oh, we’re on Snapchat too - just incase you were wondering… add us, bbcthree.