Racket Update March 2021
Racket is a ministry dedicated to combatting period shame and helping people at an economic disadvantage gain access to menstrual hygiene products.
In 2015, Margo Seibert and Caroline Angell began this initiative to help eliminate the taboos surrounding menstruation, and to highlight the essential nature of these products for the health and full societal participation of people who menstruate. Their goal was to make a lot of noise about an issue that has long been ignored by lawmakers, and to raise the level of social awareness, connecting communities in an act of public service.
In response to the pandemic this past year, Racket has sent supplies directly to communities in need, dedicating its resources to making sure our partners have continued access to these crucial products. Most recently, over 2,200 menstrual hygiene products were sent to Native Health in Phoenix, AZ.
Native Health strives to provide the best health care available for urban American Indians, Alaska Natives, and other individuals who generally experience barriers to holistic, patient-centered, culturally sensitive health and wellness services. Since their beginning in 1978, they have provided a wide range of programs, including primary medical, dental, behavioral health, WIC, and community health and wellness programs to thousands of people in the Phoenix metropolitan area. As a private, 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, Native Health has served more than 100,000 individuals.
Epiphany’s support has played a pivotal role in Racket’s service and outreach. To get involved, visit us at weracket.com or on social media @we_racket.