Ladies let's talk! What the world needs now are REUSABLE CLOTH SANITARY PADS!

jomarieb.earth
Posted May 14, 2021 from United States

Dear Sisters

We have a worldwide dilemma. Too many sanitary napkins are making mountains and tampons clogging pipes. Too many toxic shock episodes, and it's just really expensive to bleed every month.

In the developed countries mountains of landfills are being created from non recyclable waste. Billions of tons of sanitary pads and period products. 

In the underdeveloped countries, there isn't enough affordable access to sanitary pads. So our sisters need guaranteed access to protection.  Women menstruate worldwide, always have.

And there is an answer for everyone with a bit of self love, self care and ingenuity. Everything old is new again!!!

I introduce to you THE REUSABLE CLOTH SANITARY PAD!!!  Yay, clap, yippie, bravo!!!  It's not a rag, it's a new wardrobe for your vagina.

Below I created a collection of YouTube videos so you can get acquainted, make a new friend for "your friend", save some money, avoid toxins, avoid waste, and control your menstrual destiny (destination).

This collection of videos has something for everyone. All of us have different taste so pick your vibe, and go with the flow! 

"Warning", the cleaning videos do show soiled pads. But this is a real life issue with demonstrated real solutions. Ladies there's no need for shame. It's education. Literally!

First...Introduction to the reusable cloth pads videos...so you can THINK about it first!

There are different types and reviews of ready made, reusable sanitary pads on the market. Get acquainted with the concept.

DIY videos...Make YOUR own PADS...something for every sister...

Whoisshonda videos... Girlfriend keeps it easy and real! Intro to reusable pads, how to make them by sewing machine, how to clean them by hand.

Precious Stars videos...Cutie keeps life easy and moving along!  How to make pads "sewing by HAND", and keep them clean by machine.

The Sophisticated Ladies videos...how to make pads upscaled, (Rolls Royce,Mercedes) by machine, and (BMW) by hand, and clean them gently and well with TLC (tender loving care).

Pad Pattern pdf to download...

https://www.lightingthepath.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Girls-for-Gir...

Most of you will relate to a combination of the above videos. I hope you found this beneficial. Please share.

Make a lifestyle, create a class and/or a business of reusable sanitary pads!!! There are all types sold on Etsy, Amazon.

Made and sold by Women Entrepreneurs like yourselves.

Improve your life and support women in business for women. Women must support women!

Always keeping it real!

Massive Hugs...JoMarie

This story was submitted in response to Menstruation Matters.

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Olutosin
May 15
May 15

Agreed sister.

jomarieb.earth
May 17
May 17

I'm so glad that you do Olutosin!
Hugs...JoMarie

Susu Mohamed
May 17
May 17

Hello Sister Jomarieb,
wow i loved the way you talked Menstruation and the resources that you shared us .
Love Hugs
suu

jomarieb.earth
May 17
May 17

Hi Susu,
Please pass this on to the women in your life. Allow them to open up to new ideas as well.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs...JoMarie

Nini Mappo
May 17
May 17

Hi JoMarie,
I was so inspired by this post last time that I decided to start reusable pads production for donation. I would raise the money and get a local seamstress to make them for distribution in my village. Once I get it off the ground and we have samples I hope can invite donors. You would be pleased to know that I have now raised $1,100 for this my 'pads drive' because you shared. Some of my fundraiser ideas got stuck because of various reasons, but now feeling very pumped reading this again!

You shared some sparks, I'm blazing, he hee ;). I thought you should know, with hugs and sparkles!

jomarieb.earth
May 17
May 17

Dearest Nini,
You never cease to amaze me! That is wonderful and beautiful. Your efforts will be a blessing for everyone involved. I have another idea that you can perhaps explore in addition to what you are doing...
create a raw materials kit for a group of maybe 8 girls.
In the kits are fabrics, scissors, threads, needles, thimbles, buttons, straight pins, the pdf patterns printed out in multiples, printed out screen shots of each step in the video below, and the video link below to watch on phones or computers. This way the girls can make their own and become self sufficient. It's simple.
How to make your own reusable sanitary pads | Period Poverty | ActionAid UK...https://youtu.be/by9JsyrcbTw
A group of girls can learn and teach other girls. This way, they can learn to be self sufficient and take care of their own needs. Also include for either project how to care for the pads...
How to wash a reusable menstrual pad...https://youtu.be/Y8cfPKNz0ZY
Sparkles galore!
Hugs...JoMarie

Corine Milano
May 27
May 27

Love this, JoMarie! Useful resources for everyone! World Pulse will be including it in tomorrow's digest to mark Menstrual Hygiene Day - thank you for your work collating these awesome resources!

jomarieb.earth
May 27
May 27

Hi Corine,
I'm so glad that you found this post. I'm honored that World Pulse will be sharing it tomorrow! I will be at the Encourager's Party. There is something for everyone. I hope it really helps our sisters everywhere.
Hugs...JoMarie

Chinyere Kalu
May 29
May 29

Thanks for sharing and am super excited for the links ( resources). I have a girls'tech group but on break now so i might as well introduce them to pad making.
Thanks once more for sharing.

jomarieb.earth
May 29
May 29

Hi Chinyere,
I am so glad that this is useful to you and your girl's tech group. There is a link for everyone. To buy, to make by hand or machine, to wash. Women of all ages have made them and sold them as well. I hope they share the links with their friends and family.
Hugs...JoMarie

Aparna Sanjay
Jun 03
Jun 03

Thanks for sharing. Such useful resources.

jomarieb.earth
Jun 03
Jun 03

Hi Aparna,
I hope you find them useful. Please pass them on to others.
Hugs...JoMarie