We've Launched! <3
We did it!
It’s our launch and we have made it! We have made it. Welcome to our bloody exciting new website and the launch of our Bought to Support programme – stopping period poverty from affecting education in NZ. ..and making periods easier for all kiwis too!
I want to give you a little background as to how we got here, today, on International Women’s Day
Like anything, Wā Collective started with a small question. It was late 2016 and while mysteriously staring at a bowl of free condoms at uni, I wondered, hey, where’s the menstrual products? Why the lack of support for something that happens to half of us and affects all of us? All the while, unbenounced to me at the time, a third of my classmates were skipping class or had skipped class due to a lack of access to period solutions.
In our short three months of operations in 2017, we saved students $26,000 and prevented 72,000 menstrual products from going to our landfills. That’s huge. It makes all of us at Wā continue doing what we do and makes me all warm and fuzzy too.
Late 2017 then saw us launch our crowdfunding campaign to bring you the best cup on the international market.
Today, thanks to our amazing crowdfunding backers (you know who you are!) we are able to do just that. Hell yeah.
International Women’s Day marks a day both of celebration and of the strive for continued equality. It is our honour to be launching today. It’s a celebration of the power of Wā Collective; of what we have achieved to date and of all that we can achieve together for our strive for equality and equity.
I’d like to say a personal thank you to the entire Wā Crew and everyone who is part of the Wā support and advisory network. Utter champs, you are all rocks and have helped shape this movement into what it is. I owe a personal thank you to the incredible Dan Lewis for getting this website up and running in 30 hours flat tack. You bloody legend. Go have a beer.
Jump on over and become part of the biggest, best and most powerful crimson wave out there. Ending period poverty, period waste and the bloody taboo, together.
From your exceptionally grateful,