Period poverty is a manifestation of gender-based discrimination. The perpetuation of this stigma is the result of a vicious cycle that is powered by silence in the conversation and inaccessibility to education. This cycle is broken only through a societal shift working to increase the salience of menstruation as a normal process. Education, well being, security, etc., cannot continue being endangered by an irrational stigma surrounding the period. This is why I strive to actively dismantle stereotypes by acknowledging periods in all capacities.