Soap, a barrier between homelessness and health in the days of the Corona

“Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.” This is a basic precaution that I remember teaching the Brownie Girl Scout Troup I led. Now, with the Corona Virus landing in flu season, the news is filled with reminders to wash hands. I get emails instructing me to wash hands before touching thingsContinue reading “Soap, a barrier between homelessness and health in the days of the Corona”

Toilet Paper Tampon

The “luxury tax” on tampons and pads adds just one more layer of impossibly annoying barriers to hygiene for low income women. The fact is that many women cannot afford tampons or pads and so they go without. They make the time-honored toilet paper tampon which is something all women have had to use atContinue reading “Toilet Paper Tampon”

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