Inaugural Menstrual Education Workshop (and Beyond)

On Friday, July 13, HWP co-director Lysne Tait and Be A Rose founder Christine Mwangi conducted a menstrual health workshop for 13 teenage participants at the Refugee Development Center in Lansing.  The workshop was filled with lively conversation and excellent questions.   Also, each participant received a month supply of product. The workshop was such a success, they have been asked back by the participants.  Future topics include the construction of cloth pads as part of the on-going sewing circle held at the center.  We would like to thank Ms. Erika Brown-Binion (and the rest of the staff) for welcoming us!  Also, this workshop would not be possible without the generous support of the City of Lansing and the Zonta Club of East Lansing.

It’s Not Just Pads and Tampons

Many studies have been conducted assessing the important role of education in addition to the distribution of pads to girls.  There are also organizations all around the word just beginning this important educational work as well.  Right here in Lansing, HWP is committed to coupling product distribution with education not only through these workshops but also by distributing pamphlets (currently in Spanish and English with more languages to follow) at many of our distribution events.

More On The Workshops

Ms. Mwangi and Be A Rose (Grand Rapids) mission is to provide health and wellness education to underserved women and school-age girls and to distribute feminine hygiene products to these populations at zero cost.   Helping Women Period intends to bring Ms. Mwangi back to collaborate with more organizations.  If you know of a group that would benefit from this outreach here in Lansing, please contact Lysne at