The Pink Protest
free periods protest
I started The Pink Protest in early 2017 after becoming very involved with some grassroots feminist activism in New York around the time of the 2016 election. Before that I had worked for two years as social media director of the Global Goals campaign which works with the UN to make the sustainable development goals accessible and understandable to the public.
Over that time I’d done a lot of work in the UN and with some major NGO’s and while I love the NGO and charity world, the grassroots activism that sprung up after the election in New York felt very different. Instead of sitting in board rooms we were sitting in people’s living rooms, making signs, supporting politicians who were doing good work and making tents out of plastic bags to send to Standing Rock.
I came back to the UK and started the Pink Protest which is a community of activists committed to engaging in action and supporting each other. We are the home of the #FreePeriods movement, and exist in various mediums; from regular IRL events, to online video content, to actual real-life protests.
Today I run Pink Protest with Alice Skinner and Grace Campbell and our goal is to redefine what activism means to young people. We want to create a way for activism to be not just accessible, but also fun. In 2017 we organised the Free Periods campaign and ended up changing the law.