Terri Harris, Education & Wellbeing Specialist for Brook in Bristol, fights tirelessly every day to challenge period stigma and bust myths so that young people feel empowered to take control of their menstrual health. This is a week in Terri’s shoes…
Brook’s Let’s talk. Period project is committed to tackling period poverty in England. The project launched in Oct 2018 with seven teams across England, providing vulnerable young people with period products and education.
With the Vagina Museum set to open its doors officially on 16 November, Development and Marketing Manager, Zoe Williams, tells us what the inspiration was behind the museum; the roadblocks they’ve faced along the way; and why a physical space dedicated to learning about vaginas and vulvas is a necessity.
Two weeks on from the historic victory for women’s rights in Northern Ireland, Naomi Connor, Co-Convenor of Alliance for Choice, tells us what abortion decriminalisation means in reality and why the battle isn’t over yet.
In July this year Brook welcomed Kelly Harris, Business Development Lead / Arweinydd Datblygu Busnes, to lead the expansion of our education services in Wales. Here Kelly shares details of the official launch event.
Jess, 25, writes an open letter to the person who assaulted her at 15.
At midnight on 21 October 2019, abortion was decriminalised in Northern Ireland in an historic victory for women’s reproductive health. Lisa Hallgarten explains how we got here.
Brook’s lead clinical champion, 25 year-old Caitlin Gorman, writes of her experience of the shame and stigma that still surrounds young people’s bodies – both in her professional and personal life – and how we can combat this.
Brook’s Head of Innovation and Partnerships, Helen Corteen, shares her experience of the inextricable link between sexual and mental health.
For World Contraception Day, Brook’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Lisa Hallgarten, writes of the immense progress made towards access to contraception, as well as the work still to be done.