How might we remove the shame and taboo around periods?
Rapid protoyping for a given social issue
For this rapid prototyping activity the challenge was to make something to address the shame and people feel about discussing menstruation. Our idea was to change the mentality that periods are secretive, and teach it as a normal part of life. Many women had the experience of menstration being talked about separate from the boys in their class and around the time of puberty. We believe that the conversation needs to start earlier, for both boys and girls in a fun way. Our idea is an activity where elementary school children learn about periods in science class by sewing a uterus stuffed toy. This activity would happen within a lesson about the body and science instead of being connected to talks about sexuality