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Feminine hygiene and homelessness—an intimate look at inequity.

Please note…the issues raised in this post also affect individuals who do not identify with traditional gender identification. Gendered nouns and pronouns were used in this post because the women whom I met, and whose experiences I reference in this piece, were cisgendered. It is important that I acknowledge that the inequities raised in this post exist for members of the LGBTQ community, individuals who identify as gender non-conforming, as well as individuals who identify as gender-fluid--members of these further marginalized communities must not be forgotten.               Volunteering for a local non-profit that supports homeless children in NYC opened my eyes to inequities that often exist under the surface--sidelined by the more immediate and pressing issues that families who...

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