Happy New Year!

Dear friend,  We’ve rounded the corner of the new year and as we all get settled back into our regular routines and prepare for the year ahead, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your unwavering support over the course of 2021. It was by no means an easy year for anyone, […]

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Thank you.

Animation by Lieke Milder / W+K How can we describe how much we’ve loved discovering our posters around Amsterdam without using too many exclamation points? (Jump to the bottom for a gallery with a bunch of the posters and stickers in the wild!) A huge thank you and fist-bump to all the allies and volunteers who […]

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A first look at our Menstruation Stations

For over two years now, we’ve been providing Dignity Kits to at-risk people, mostly women and girls, living in Amsterdam. Each of our Kits includes menstrual products as well as basic toiletries; the Kits are regularly delivered at shelters and meeting points in Oost, Centrum and Zuidoost. Unfortunately, these Kits meet only a fraction of […]

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Black Lives Matter : Today and Every Day.

Black Lives Matter : Today and Every Day. Today marks one year since Dam Square filled with protesters calling attention to police violence and institutional racism. It felt like a pivotal moment. George Floyd’s murder in the United States caused the Black Lives Matter movement to gain significant international attention and support, so too in […]

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Menstrual Health Day: Bust the myths.

Happy Menstrual Health Day! This topic deserves its own day, and we thought we’d use this opportunity to bust a few myths about periods. Myth: “Only women menstruate” Truth: Not all women menstruate, and not all people who menstruate are women. For too long, societal dialogue about periods has been gendered in a binary way, […]

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Black Pride NL

Today we’re proud to celebrate the work of Black Pride Netherlands, who we are happy to share an office space with.  If you don’t know them already, Black Pride NL is a grassroots organisation and social justice movement centering and celebrating the Black LGBTQIA+ community and those of color. Black Pride NL was founded in 2020 and […]

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Reproductive labor explained

It’s no secret that women, and particularly women of color, are often the most under-valued, exploited and lowest paid members of our workforces. Often reproductive laborers, these workers experience disproportionately high rates of labor inequality.  This means that throughout history they have often had to be at the forefront of the strikes, fights and struggles […]

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What a month!

In just one month–ongoing pandemic notwithstanding–we voted in parliamentary elections, marked International Women’s Day (joining the Women’s March in Zuidoost!), and took part in the protest in Westerpark against racism and fascism.  We also ran our first awareness and fundraising campaign. On the awareness side, the “Learning, Growing + Taking Action” campaign took a closer […]

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A week on period poverty

We are wrapping up our campaign and have spent the final week talking about period poverty. This is a topic we are well acquainted with, as it was the impetus for our Dignity Kits project. The facts on period poverty tell us that this lived experience is much closer to home than many of us realize. It’s […]

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