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Periods have always been a pain for me, quite literally, as I suffer from Stage 4 endometriosis. For me, it means more intense cramps, heavier bleeding, and longer periods than what is average. I missed a lot of school as a result and now that I have a daughter, I wonder what it will be like for her once she reaches that age. I’ve never had to really think about anyone other than myself in this regard…..and that is very selfish of me.
I’m so thankful for the opportunity to work with Always to help educate others about period poverty. It occurred to me that I can and should be doing a lot more to help other women who have to go through the same process every month but without much-needed supplies. I can’t even imagine how hard that must be for them at any age, whether they are preteens or adults.
The Always Live #LikeAGirl campaign is all about helping girls stay confident. When I think of my daughter’s future, I don’t have any particular goals for her. I just want her to dream big, live happily, and be kind to others. I want her to be surrounded by support should she ever need it, but be confident enough to know that she can do anything she puts her mind to.
As I dream of her future, I also reflect on my past and what growing up was like for me. I hope she has a better experience than mine. I hope I’m able to give her all the tools she needs to conquer whatever may come her way. It makes me so happy that she has two big brothers to help look out for her. I definitely wish I had that growing up. Not only do I want to raise her to be confident and strong, but I want to raise my boys to be respectful and compassionate so that they can be a good example and safe place for Avalynn and other girls out there.
Always wants to encourage every girl’s participation in confidence-boosting activities, like sports, by helping tackle period poverty. In the U.S., nearly 1 in 5 girls have missed school due to the inability to afford period protection. This means they also miss out on the activities they love, which can also have a negative impact. Having a team, a squad, or a group of friends to hold you accountable and help build you up as you go through the challenges of teenage years is so important. Sometimes I wonder if I had participated in group activities if it may have been just a little easier for me. Every girl deserves an opportunity to build strength and empowerment during the time in their life when confidence can be a challenge.
Help #End Period Poverty:
To help #EndPeriodPoverty, Always and Walmart are donating a year’s supply of period products to 50 teams in 50 states. In addition, for every purchase of a 3-pack box of Always Pads, Always will donate a pack to girls in need across the US. This donation will only be triggered via purchases from smarturl.it/WalmartAlways during the month of January.
Ordering online is super easy and if you’re like me, stocking up for a few months is a great peace of mind that you won’t run out of supplies. It feels even better to know that your purchase is giving access to these products to girls and women who desperately need them. 1 in 5 girls is a LOT of girls. Maybe you know one…..or maybe you were one. Join me in Stocking up to Give Back to help #EndPeriodPoverty and keep more girls in the game by empowering them for a stronger tomorrow.
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What moments can you recall that set you up for success? Are there any specific things you plan to do differently for your daughter? Leave a comment below!
Owner and operator of Paperclips & Pacis, a lifestyle blog sharing the best of #momlife and #entrepreneurship. Wife to Drew, Mommy to Andrew (age 6), Aidan (age 4), and Avalynn (age 1). Cat mom x2. Lover of Disney World, office supplies, and social media. Instagram: @paperclipsandpacis