Discover the female-focused charities we’re supporting this IWD
We celebrate that wellness can look different to everyone, and we’re dedicated to raising awareness of all aspects of female health. We’re here to help break down the barriers, to talk about the untalked about and support all women when they feel lost, isolated and misunderstood when it comes to their wellness.
This International Women’s Day it's important to reflect on the many issues that hugely impact women worldwide, we’ve chosen two charities to support who share our mission and vision.
Bloody Good Period
With period products often expensive and difficult to access, Bloody Good Period are helping banish the culture of embarrassment and shame that exists around this natural, biological process. By giving period products to those who can’t afford them and providing reproductive health education to those less likely to access it, they’re helping everybody talk about periods.
Bloody Good Period was founded in 2016 by Gabby Edlin, who was inspired to take action after learning that menstrual products were not provided to those in need at refugee centres in the UK. The charity works to provide menstrual supplies to those who cannot afford them, including refugees, asylum seekers, and those experiencing homelessness. They also aim to break down the stigma surrounding menstruation by providing education and advocacy.
Period poverty is a pervasive issue that affects many women and girls worldwide. In the UK alone, it is estimated that one in 10 girls cannot afford menstrual products, and as a result, they may miss school or work. Bloody Good Period provides an essential service by ensuring that those who cannot afford menstrual products have access to them.
The Lady Garden Foundation
A charity determined to ensure every woman knows the signs and symptoms of the five gynae cancers. Designed to get the focus firmly on the fanny, helping us discover what's normal and not, smashing taboos as they go.
The Lady Garden Foundation was founded in 2014 by a group of women who affected by gynaecological cancer in some way. Their mission? To raise awareness and fund research into gynaecological cancers, with the ultimate goal of improving treatment and outcomes for those affected.
Gynaecological cancer is an umbrella term for cancers that affect the female reproductive system. These can include ovarian, cervical, vulval, and uterine cancers, among others. Despite affecting thousands of women each year, these cancers often receive less attention and funding than other types of cancer. The Lady Garden Foundation seeks to change that by raising awareness and funding research.
Both Bloody Good Period and The Lady Garden Foundation are doing important work to improve the lives of women worldwide, and we’re hoping you’ll help us help them to continue their vital work.
How to become a
babe that donates…
- Make a donation to either charity, directly through their own websites
Donate to the Lady Garden Foundation
- Spread the word. By sharing information about period poverty and gynaecological cancer on social media or in your community, you can help to break down the stigma surrounding these issues and raise awareness.
- Attend our FS IWD Online event with Helen Derbyshire
Where? Instagram @freesoulsistas, Sunday 12th 6pm
Don’t miss your very own LIVE all-encompassing wellness coaching session led by Helen Derbyshire of This is Real and Raw. Helping you establish your core values, realise that your power is already within yourself, and this International Women’s Day develop and nurture your self-love and self-esteem.
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- Download an FS IWD Charity Guide
The nutritional guide you didn’t know you needed. Until now. From sleep and supplements to the ultimate gut-friendly shopping list, we worked with Emily English (a.k.a @emthenutritionist) to curate The Consistency Guide - a mindful approach to nutrition and lifestyle for women. We hope you love it as much as we do
Exclusively available online until 00:00 19/03/23.
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