IN 2014 a German nongovernmental organization called WASH United dubbed May 28 “International Menstrual Hygiene Day” to raise visibility around the daily struggle many people face with menstrual hygiene management. The date was chosen intentionally as a reference to the average length of the menstrual cycle – 28 days.

This year we’ve written an op-ed about the growing Menstrual Movement in Massachusetts and why it’s high time we start talking about periods. Read the full op-ed at Commonwealth Magazine and add your story about menstrual access in schools, shelters & prisons to our online storybank form & join the Massachusetts Menstrual Equity Coalition here.