We really, really, REALLY want to be on the Ellen Degeneres show.
Here’s the fantasy: we camp in Ellen and Portia’s backyard in LA. They make us vegan breakfast, then we ride bikes together to the studio where they film the show. After Ellen tells her enormous audience a bit about our project, we ride our fully-loaded touring bikes on stage and tell the world about menstrual cups, thus multiplying the effectiveness of our trip 100 times.
Help us! 1) Write Ellen an email telling her why we should be on her show.
2) Post a comment on her Facebook page (Ellen Degeneres, “public figure”).
- Menstrual cups and how great they are.
- You love them.
- They save you money.
- They are great for the environment.
- They are healthy (no TSS, no dioxins, no bleaches).
- How you met us. Did we give you a cup? Camp in your yard? Get a ride in your pickup truck.
- Explain why the women of the world need to know about this!
- Are you glad we told you?
- Who have you told?
Please take 15 minutes to write to Ellen—this could really have a huge impact. Every woman who switches to reusables saves 1,000-2,000 dollars and a huge amount of trash. Ellen’s audience is enormous!
Thanks a lot!
Done, and done! Good luck!
Hi Sarah and Toni,
I just sent a note to Ellen. I hope you get on her show!! But I think what you are doing by talking directly to women is key. Changing one women at a time!!!
I live on the east coast, the next time I’m at our health food store I’m going to see if they carry menstrual cups. I don’t menstruate any more but my daughter uses one.
All My Best,
Toni and Sarah: Here’s what I wrote to Ellen:
I’d like to recommend that you invite two very impressive young women, Toni Craig and Sarah Konner, to be guests on your show. Toni and Sarah are now traveling by bicycle on $4 a day each throughout the west coast, sharing information with women about more sustainable menstruation product options.
Their website, https://sustainablecycles.wordpress.com/, tells their story better than I could ever tell it in this email.
Sarah and Toni are very concerned about the huge amount of waste that is being foisted upon our earth by women’s use of disposable menstrual products. They are committed to telling women about more sustainable options: namely, reusable menstrual products, and in particular, reusable menstrual cups. As they travel throughout the west coast, they are giving away menstrual cups to the women they meet.
It is significant that Toni and Sarah have gotten donations of menstrual cups from the three companies that have the right (given by the FDA) to sell their cups in the US: The Keeper/Moon Cup, Divacup and Lunette. In other words, no one company is sponsoring their trip; ALL the companies have joined together to endorse these women.
I think your audience would enjoy hearing Toni and Sarah’s story. They are very impressive young women.
Please visit their blog, https://sustainablecycles.wordpress.com/, so you can see what they’re up to. I think you’ll be impressed.
Director of Marketing
The Keeper/Moon Cup Company
Done I ran out of room had to shorten my letter. To many great things to say.
Ok, I wrote to Ellen. I am rooting for you guys! What you’re doing is amazing!!!
I swear by my cup!!! It’s perfect when I’m backpacking or when I’m traveling in countries that don’t use toilet paper, like in Asia! And I love that I don’t create any waste!
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