Alanna Vagianos for the Huffington Post profiles the story of Nadya Okamoto, founder of “Camions of Care”. The service, inspired by Nadya's own experiences of homelessness, distributes menstrual hygiene products to homeless women and girls.
An interesting feature of the story is that while homeless, Nadya had never needed menstrual products - because she had a menstrual cup. When she reaslised how important this had been, it prompted a “privilege check”.
Not everyone has choices. Menstruation is one more aspect of life that homeless women have to manage, effectively in public. Access to products – cups or disposable – can make a big difference, as the story details.