I could afford products until the cost of living crisis. I started accessing products from the Love Your Period Campaign in Wales because I didn’t know schools had them. I met with [Love Your Period] who always gave me products who told me they’d had them since 2019 but I didn’t know and there’s never any posters or advertisement anywhere. Anyways so [Love Your Period] asked me what I’d do until then and I explained that when I got home from school I’d use one of my socks from that day over night and then go to school the next day using the second sock from the day before. I didn’t really have a choice because I couldn’t get pads and toilet paper wouldn’t hold but my socks absorbed and I wasn’t creating any more washing. The scheme was out 4 years and I’d never heard of it so there’s bound to be loads more.
Anonymous, from Love Your Period