A brunch experience with a difference is coming to London for the first time – one that promotes period positivity with every Bloody Mary poured!
The Bloody Big Brunch will serve-up the classic cocktail all day long - but there’s a catch. It can only be ‘bought’ in exchange for sanitary protection.
It’s an unusual drinks bill for the all-too-common problem of period poverty; a plight experienced by at least 1 in 10 women in the UK. Although the average spend on tampons and sanitary towels is £4,800 over a lifetime, those in financial difficulty often pay a much higher price. Unable to afford what they need, many are forced to use old clothes, toilet paper and newspapers as alternatives solutions – or rely on friends and food banks.
In response, organisers of the Bloody Big Brunch created a simple but thought-provoking way for people to come together, talk about periods without embarrassment and help end the problem. All sanitary products received at events are donated to women-in-need throughout the country.
To help make donations as easy as possible, the Bloody Big Brunch has partnered with Hey Girls!, an ethical, buy-one-give-one sanitary pad social enterprise who are on a mission to support girls and young women throughout the UK. At the brunch, the award-winning Hey Girls! will offer the opportunity to make contactless donations, meaning pads go straight to those who need them most.
There will be girl-power DJs manning the decks, storytelling and performers - and the opportunity to hear more from period poverty organisations and campaigners.
Official Link: http://www.twitter.com/BloodyBigBrunch