Menstruation Rules: Winning A Bloody Oscar with the Creators of "Period. End of Sentence."
Imagine a world where women had no tampons or pads to manage the their periods. That world actually exists right now in rural areas all over the world where even speaking of a woman’s menstrual cycle is taboo, many grown men don’t even know what a period is, and girls stop going to school when they get their period. In rural India, this is finally starting to change with the advent of a period pad machine. Well, if you missed the Oscars this year, you may not know that a film telling this story won Best Documentary. Yes, that’s right Clitterati, a documentary on menstruation won A FUCKING OSCAR.
And the miracle behind this miracle? The film was birthed by a group of middle schoolers. Today in the studio, we have three of the co-founders of The Pad Project, who along with their teacher and several other students, won the Oscar for the revolutionary film Period. End of Sentence. We are so honored to welcome Sophie Aschiem, Avery Siegel, and Charlotte Silverman to share the incredible journey of getting this miraculous story told.
The Pad Project
A period should end a sentence, not a girl's education. Learn more about the organization that helps girls and women gain independence through the creation of affordable, biodegradable pads from locally sourced materials.