Isobel Marshall believes that periods shouldn’t disadvantage anyone. Isobel and her business partner Eloise founded TABOO, a social enterprise which aims to break the stigma around menstruation. Isobel Marshall has just been recognised as 2021 Young Australian of the Year in for her work fighting period poverty and in this episode we found out more.
Just last year alone, TABOO visited 46 schools and communities and helped over 7,000 women understand and talk about period poverty. Education is a big part of TABOO, running programs that make sure girls fully understand what periods are and how to deal with them. But TABOO is also committed to initiating conversation about periods with boys so that the can understand, support the women in their lives and finally, so that menstrual stigma is challenged.
In this episode we discuss TABOO's mission as a social enterprise, the role of policy makers and community in period poverty, education, and more.
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