We need to build a community of support that stands up for women's rights. Specifically, the right of a healthy and shameless period.
With the photo of each one of you we are all going to tell the world we are not ashamed of our period. We are going to tell everyone we are proud of being women and proud of bleeding every month.
This is how we break the taboo in BLOOM!
Located in the Caribbean Sea, Isla Fuerte is a tiny island that barely gets attention and coverage from the Colombian State. The island doesn’t have a public water or electric system. At the moment some private entities are the ones providing electricity until 6pm through solar panels.
The local communities live in very tough conditions. Women struggle a lot during their periods because on one hand its hard and expensive to find hygiene products, but on the other hand, the weather is very hot and humid. Obviously they don’t have air conditioning and using pads under those conditions irritates their skin, generates bad odor and an experience no one wants to go through.
Some of the most beautiful beaches you will ever find happen to be here in Barú. It is a tiny town located 1 hour away from Cartagena. It is a paradise destination for many tourists, but at the same time the local community lives in extreme poverty.
They don’t have a water system, so the women have to walk miles to go pick up buckets of water and carry them back home. This causes very bad health conditions, including many dehydrated children who are not in their best physical condition to learn.
Have you thought about studying in a small classroom with 40 more students and without AC or a fan at 86ºF?
El Choco is one of the poorest state of Colombia. It is known for its large Afro-Colombian population and for being the only Colombian state to have coastlines on both the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean. Because of its location it suffers from constant floodings (At least once per year) that cover houses all the way to the roof.
Colombia is located very close to the equator and for that reason it doesn’t have the 4 seasons as the US. Instead it has a rainy season called the winter and a sunny season called the summer. By March 2019 it is estimated that more than 8,000 families lost their home last winter and depend on the few resources coming from donations and the government to survive.