I have always thought women shouldn't have to pay for monthly products, since it is medical and a way that our body takes care of itself by flushing out all the bad. I don't know if that will ever happen but we can dream. In the mean time , women all over the world struggle with even being able to purchase and maintain their periods. Homeless and other countries aren't even able sometimes to get these products. I am lucky enough to be able to maintain my own. Recently YouTube star Ingrid Nilsen teamed up with "Conscious Period" a organic period product brand. They not only provide organic items , but they donate a box of organic pads for every item purchased to the homeless women. They started the campaign for three simple reasons. One, that companies don't have to disclose the ingredients they use in their products, and there is no testing to prove they are safe ( Crazy right?! Who knows what chemicals we are using for our bodies) Two, food stamps do not cover feminine hygiene products, which is quite costly if you already can't afford them. And finally because tampons are taxed as a luxury item in 40 states. Which Is just plain ridiculous because periods are out of our control. So they started this company so that women could know that they are using is safe and not only that but can help out the women of the world in need! Conscious Period is also working on getting machines that will be placed locally so that they can employee low income women to do all the jobs and help. I find that this is so necessary and wonderful! The best way to support this cause is either explore your community and find places you can donate products. Also, you can go and donate to the campaign at Conscious Periods website. Even just simply spreading the word and trying to erase the stigma around periods does just as much good! We all need to remember that our period is a completely normal part of being a women. So next time you have your period instead of feeling the need to hide away your product's if out are a in a public zone, whip those babies out and walk with a confident stride knowing there is nothing to be ashamed of! Help spread the word with videos, instagram, blog and twitter posts with the hashtag #BeConscious!