Episode 39: Zeba Khan on menstrual equity
Zeba Khan is the founder of Free Periods Canada and her biggest turning point happened after she watched a video showing the discomfort that people experience when they don't have access to menstrual products. It led her to buy and distribute pads and tampons to homeless shelters in Vancouver. Her next step; putting out a call to action on Facebook for others who wanted to do the same. Before she knew it, she was part of a coordinated effort to create menstrual equity, which eventually became Free Periods Canada.
This grassroots initiative also changed the course of her education. In this episode you'll also learn more about her childhood in Bangladesh, her move to Canada, and why she's so passionate about making menstrual supplies accessible to anyone who needs them.