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Period poverty made me skip school - I won't let other girls suffer

1 month ago   |   By Metro

I understand the value of education because period poverty meant I missed out on some of my own
I grew up in South Chingford, East London , with my sister and four brothers. We were a low-income family and my mum worked three jobs to support us. When you are struggling to put food on the table, periods just don't crop up in conversation.
When I first started mine, I was lucky enough to have my older sister and cousins to talk to but we didn't speak to our parents about it; it was almost an unwritten rule.
I knew that asking for pads would put my mum in an even more difficult position, so...
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