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    Kitty’s 25 Birthday Wishes for Pads4Girls

    During the summer of 2013, I had a chance to visit Destiny Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. With the passion of serving the underprivileged, the school provides quality education to some of…

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    Periods: Blessing or Curse?

    The recent media attention over professional tennis player Heather Watson’s “girl things” allusion to the relationship between her recent performance at the Australian Open tennis tournament and having her period has opened up…

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    FDA Compliance & The Cost of Doing Business

    There has been a recent flurry of activity on the topic of FDA registration and questions from our customers about whether Lunapads are FDA compliant. The short answer is YES we have been…

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    25 years later: what has changed?

    I still remember arriving home from my then-job at a local university on December 6th, 1989 to find my parents glued to the television. What was happening, I asked them? “It looks…

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    Stephanie Nolen: a shero among sheros

    It’s not every day that you get to meet one of your all-time heroes, but it happened to me just last weekend when journalist Stephanie Nolen was briefly in Vancouver. Thanks to my…

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    Margaret Cho Rocks Lunapads

    Madeleine and I have a lot to be thankful for for these days. One of the #1 reasons Lunapads has been a success is due to the hard work, dedication and brilliant…

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    Hello Flo’s Unhappy Period Party

    Monthly subscription period providers Hello Flo have done it again, creating yet another provocative and hilarious video about menarche, the sequel to last summer’s hit “Camp Gyno“. For all of its gumption…

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    Why #MenstruationMatters to us at Lunapads

    You know that you’re really getting somewhere when there’s an “official” day about your cause. For us, that day has finally arrived! According to their website, Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28th) “will help…

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    The joy of personal liberation

    One of the greatest gifts that switching from tampons to Lunapads and the DivaCup (in addition to all of the obvious things that we are always talking about) has given me is…

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    Healthy Periods: A Doctor’s Global Perspective

    Guest blogger Saki Onda is a Masters of Public Health student in the global health department at the Harvard School of Public Health. The ability to manage our menses safely, comfortably, and…

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    Why Inclusion Matters.

    In 2011, I wrote a blog post called Lunapads for All Genders All Bodies to talk about the inadequacies of, and harm caused by, cissexist assumptions about periods and bodies — and…