Tanya Burr Is Fighting For Free Period Care And It's Super Important

20 December 2017, 10:49

Tanya Burr
Tanya Burr. Picture: YouTube

By Josh Lee

Tanya's using her platform to fight for change

Tanya Burr is campaigning for greater access to period care for underprivileged young people today.

The YouTuber will attend and speak at the "Free Periods" protest in Richmond, a protest aimed at ending what the event organisers describe as "period poverty," by campaigning for all young people who get periods, who are also entitled to free school meals in the UK to be given free sanitary products. According to the protest's event page, "thousands of girls are missing school because they cannot afford sanitary care."

Tanya will be speaking alongside politicians, academics and entertainment personalities, including:

Baronness Shami Chakrabarti

Chella Quint

Jess Phillips MP

Adwoa Aboah

Bloody Good Period

Paula Sherriff MP

Daisy Lowe

Ayesha Hazarika

GRL PWR Gang

Freedom4Girls

Aisling Bea

Deobrah Frances White

Suki Waterhouse

The protest is at 5pm today (December 20th) at Richmond Terrace. For more info, head to their event page.