What seems like a small indignity at first soon becomes a huge blow to your self-esteem.
Yeah, that. On top of the desperate feeling of homelessness.
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— The Homeless Period (@HomelessPeriod) April 15, 2015
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— The Homeless Period (@HomelessPeriod) April 13, 2015
BUY ME TAMPONS! seriously- I'm collecting tampons &sanitary napkins to donate to my local shelter #TheHomelessPeriod pic.twitter.com/BotLYaDkpu
— lauren (@notwednesday) April 16, 2015
"Which is less dignified: stealing tampons or not having one at all?"
That single question gets to the heart of homeless women's monthly dilemma. What would happen to them if they were caught stealing tampons? It's clear when you think about it this way that some women make decisions you may never in a million years consider making because living in abject poverty can foist some terrible choices on a person.
If you already make contributions to your local shelters or food banks, consider adding in some feminine products next time. It's truly needed, and the women you help will be grateful for the dignity. If you'd rather find a way to help or donate online, check out the links below, or consider signing the petition.