Since arriving in Seattle last Thursday night, Toni and I have been planning, packing, getting in touch with all sorts of rad organizations, and have also already given away 10 cups! Now, with donations from all three FDA approved menstrual cup companies (The Keeper, Lunette, and Diva Cup), we have been able to hit the ground running with this project. Toni has been keeping a log of every cup we give away (who we give it to, what kind of cup, and a little about each lady). At the end of our trip we plan to get back in touch with each person who takes a cup to hear about how much they love/ don’t love it, answer any questions, hear stories and feelings, find out if they’ve been telling their friends, and collect any other relevant information.
We hope to leave Seattle Thursday morning, which is a few days later than our projected departure date. Seattle has afforded us with some great opportunities to meet people and brainstorm about our project, and Toni has some important goodbyes to do in this city that has been so good to her.
We have two exciting events coming up in the next week. Join us if you are in the area to learn more about menstrual cups, and bicycle touring, for a group discussion on sustainable menstruation and a thinktank about this project.
Saturday, August 20th we will be in Olympia, WA at Last Words Books — 4pm
211 4th Ave E.
Tuesday, August 23rd we will be in Portland, OR– 6:30- 8pm
8 NE Killingsworth
Hope to see some folks at these events. If you have some friends in these areas let them know! We are looking forward to meeting people in these communities.