A world in which every menstruating person has access to free and accessible menstrual
hygiene products without discrimination, stigma, or discomfort.
Meet the Founder
My name is Maggie Di Sanza and I am a current junior at James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, Wisconsin. Social justice has always been a large part of my life, and promoting the wellbeing of all people is incredibly important to me. I am currently the Co-President of Memorial’s Gender Equity Association, a member of our Sexual Assault Prevention Club, GSA, and Student Activist Club. I have lobbied for rights at the capitol, protested alongside my peers for equal rights, and presented the importance of equality at multiple educational institutions. I started Bleed Shamelessly with the hope of educating others about the menstrual inequities that exist in our culture, and improving accessibility to menstrual hygiene products; because no one should feel incapable due to their period.
For many people around the world, menstruation is seen as impure or dirty; Bleed Shamelessly works to diminish these problematic connotations associated with periods. Bleed Shamelessly also works to bring light to the intersections of menstruation; inviting transgender, culturally, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse people to the table. As we work to end these stigmas and make political progress, periods can become not only accepted, but embraced and celebrated.