“Chella Quint is a force of nature.”
– Shami Chakrabarti, Of Women: In the 21st Century
Sheffield will be the first #periodpositive city in the UK! Chella’s #periodpositive Schools Charter pilot has had the go-ahead from Learn Sheffield and other local partners! Find out more at periodpositive.com/news.
Chella was back at the Women in Comedy Festival and performed her five-star, sell-out show, Adventures in Menstruating!
In May, Chella and #periodpositive launched the Brands Off! campaign. We need your signatures to make an impact. Please sign and share to support this cause which is backed up by research with UK parents, kids and teachers.
Brands Off! Keep companies out of menstruation education.
- Sign and share the petition (launched midday UK BST 28 May 2017)
- Help us to get #periodpositive and #brandsoff trending on social media
- Visit www.periodpositive.com and follow @periodpositive on Twitter to find out more and pledge to support taboo-breaking period education
For over a century, menstruation education has been controlled by corporations selling disposable menstrual products using shame and secrecy, upholding taboos and taking power away from teachers, pupils and families. This has to stop.
With Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) about to become statutory in the National Curriculum, now is the time to ensure that ‘the period talk from the tampon lady’ and other poor replacements for high quality teaching and learning are gone for good, with government policy and a real commitment from schools and companies to back it up.
It’s about bloody time!
Chella’s comedy show, Adventures in Menstruating sold out at WOW Festival on 11 March 2017! Thank you to all who attended and apologies to those who were turned away! She will let you know when the show is back in London.
This show also sold out at the Sheffield Off the Shelf Festival and the Manchester Women in Comedy Festival, had a sell-out (well… full up – it was the Free Fringe) five star run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (and had a couple of other lovely reviews and mentions), and Chella hopes to tour it later this year and early next year.
Chella provided the expert voice in a BBC Radio 4 doc about menstrual taboos, A Bleeding Shame, presented by Woman’s Hour’s Jane Garvey and first airing Friday 24 June at 11 am. Revisit the link for updates on further airings.