Friday Feature: FEM Project
For our most recent collaboration, we teamed up with FEM Project to add a 2 mm pink sapphire diamond to The Girls Ring. FEM Project provides menstrual supplies to homeless women, and the ring is our effort to help them destigmatize menstruation: 20% of profits from the ring go towards FEM Project’s amazing work, which is described in more detail below.
FEM stands for Feminine Every Month. Grace Westlin and Isabel Fields started the project in 2016 when they realized that thousands of homeless women in their hometown lacked access to menstrual supplies. After all, the average woman uses 20 tampons each period, costing more than $70 each year. These products aren’t covered by food stamps, and without them, women risk discomfort and even infection.
That’s why FEM Project recently partnered with the Downtown Women’s Center, “dedicated to addressing the needs of women overcoming poverty and homelessness in Skid Row.” FEM Project has pledged to sponsor 25 women for six months - they estimate they’ll need 2,400 pads and tampons so that these women can maintain the health and comfort they deserve.
FEM is completely led by volunteers, and they work tirelessly so that every woman has what they need to embrace and celebrate their femininity every single day - especially when that time of the month rolls around.
20% of profits from The Girls X FEM Ring go towards FEM Project because we believe it’s important to support women no matter what their circumstances are. If you agree, you can learn more about FEM Project’s wonderful work at their website, http://www.femproject.org