I am Isaura, I am 17 years old, from Portugal. Some of you know me already, and have given me a very warm welcome to the World Pulse community.
This time I am asking for advice and also your help, let me introduce you to what has been on my mind for months now. I am a 12th grade student, in the USA that is considered to be the senior year, it is indeed my last year of high school, before college. I have been a languages and humanities student for almost 3 years now, and right now I am a Sociology student, this subject really speaks to my heart, because I get to study our society and touch on topics I am passionate about, the main focus of this class is a 1 year long project, around a topic of our choice, and it is in this moment that I am in need of thoughts and knowledge from all of you.
My idea for this project, is to answer this question "Do you think sanitary products (pads and tampons) should be more accessible or even free?", this has always been something I would like to make happen in our world, pads and tampons should be free, having a period is not a choice, and many of us can not afford it. However, Mr. Hélder (my Sociology teacher) praises that this project has to have an impact on my school community, on social media and that I also have to get sponsors and other proofs of the impact of this work. I will need to create a group of 4 people in my classroom to work with me, and I really want my idea to be possible for this year project.
So, what I am asking you sisters, is to give me some advice, what do you think of this idea? Would you be interested in being interviewed if this project works out? Do you know any pad or tampon company that could parten up with me?
I am free to talk over zoom (or whatever platform), I really want to start on having an impact in our world, and this is an opportunity to start raising my voice on women rights in the real world. And if not on the fight for sanitary products, I will stick to the feminist fight on other idea for this project.
Thank you in advance, sending all my love.