TABOO – Global Periods is an ongoing project that uncovers the implications of menstruation in the lives of teenagers around the globe.
Menstruation affects half the world’s population, but not in the same ways. From feeling embarrassed or not being able to afford period products to being restricted by religious and social rules.
The impact of any taboo is difficult to understand when viewed from the outside. That is why, this project’s purpose is to explore factors such as economics, power relations, and gender discrimination, that are linked to menstrual taboos and traditions in a wide variety of settings – from the jungles of the Amazon, rural Africa, to central London, and beyond.