Menstruating Morally: Creating A Vegan-Friendly Period
Menstruation is something that many individuals have to deal with monthly, and it is often second nature to rely on the high street options for menstruation. But are those products vegan?
The average UK woman will use 11,000 tampons in their lifetime, and each of those products is filled with chemicals and other harmful additions that then take centuries to decompose in landfills. Many also pollute rivers and oceans after being disposed of, making these one-use items highly unsustainable.
Thankfully there are alternatives, but even long-term menstrual products may not be inherently vegan. Some menstrual cups, for example, are tested on animals. So what’s a person to do?
This talk will discuss the issues surrounding veganism and menstruation. Through identifying exploring vegan menstrual options it will empower attendees to consider their period as a powerful for of vegan activism, all while giving practical solutions to a monthly moral consideration.
Filling The Cup: Self Care Practices For The Ailing Activist
‘You cannot pour from an empty cup’
Truer words have never been said when it comes to activism. However, when spreading the vegan cause frequently involves getting in heated debates, watching (and sharing) footage of great atrocities, and even witnessing firsthand the suffering of other individuals, how do we keep our own cups full?
This workshop will offer some solutions.
Attendees at this talk will be introduced to the self-love movement before looking at just why it’s so important and what it can offer to help empower vegan activists.
Through a series of group and personal exercises it will equip people with some prevalent self-care tactics which will help build the fortitude needed to live to save animals another day.
All are welcome.