Period Talk w/Chicago Ideas
The Monthly Leaks team was invited to attend a Chicago Ideas event called “Menstrual Matters, Shining A Light On Period Poverty.” The team was able to meet and mingle with some inspiring activists who are doing incredible work across the country to eliminate period inequity. A panel discussion moderated by Felicia Lawrence, Co-Anchor of WCIU’s “The Jam” included diverse perspectives from Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of Period Gone Public and VP of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law, Ida Melbye, Executive Director of The Period Collective, and Doctor Erica Taylor, Physician of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mercy Hospital. The team’s founder, Diamond Smith, spoke during the Q&A about her own passion for legislative action regarding incarcerated women in prison receiving free and unlimited period products, and she was interviewed by Chicago Ideas. She even met a Vice President from Kotex to discuss future partnerships!