Mod L Photography is a studio specializing in fine art portraiture for maternity, newborn and first year of life. Laura Levitan, owner and lead photographer blogs about issues and topics of interest to her clients. Women’s health is very important to her. Read more below to learn about a cause very near and dear to her heart – the period positive movement and normalizing menstruation.
What is Take Charge. Period.?
Take Charge. Period. is an organization that exists to provide free menstrual products to underserved women and girls who menstruate. In our country, feminine hygiene products are considered a luxury item and they are taxed by our government. Additionally, menstrual products are not included in SNAP benefits or included in programming in schools and restrooms. Take Charge. Period. aims to provide free products, education to normalize menstruation, and end the taboo surrounding menstruation that exists worldwide.
Why is the period positive movement important?
Women and girls menstruate. That is a fact. Whether we are able to purchase feminine hygiene products or not, females still need them. Imagine if you didn’t have access to these products how that would impact your daily life. What types of activities you would have to avoid, school, work, job interviews, etc. Simply taking care of your family would be difficult.
What did we decide to do about it?
My two good friends Mary Cantwell of Rest to Your Nest and Krisha Sears of The Dallas Moms Club and I had a talk about how we could make an impact and help Take Charge. Period. We decided to host an event with members of the birth community here in Dallas. The concept was simple. Bring three packages of pads, get a free headshot. Any additional headshots you might want would require a donation to Take Charge. Period. (If you would like to donate to Take Charge. Period. please click here).
Mary is an amazing Dallas-based sleep consultant, read more about her here on my blog. She works with clients in Dallas and worldwide to help their kids (and the whole family) get the best night’s sleep possible. Krisha is a nurse and lactation consultant. She provides concierge postpartum care and peri-natal classes to moms in Dallas. Keep an eye out for a blog post featuring her and her business!
The event was a major success!
Several birth workers from around Dallas attended the event. It was an amazing show of support for women in our community and a great opportunity to bond over a shared mission. Thank you to all the ladies who came and supported this worthy cause. We collected over 1600 pads and raised over $500. If you are looking for a way to support Take Charge. Period. here are a few ways:
Like them on Facebook
Follow them on Instagram
Some of the lovely ladies who attended: