Period Poverty: Tulsa woman working to get menstrual products to people in need

TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa woman is on a roll with creating events to help other women get the menstrual products they need.

Tashia Lee started a tampon drive around Christmas when she partnered with the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree to give teenage girls menstrual products.

Lee says the community wanted to keep rallying behind her cause, so she put together a Valentine’s Day drive that collected more than 11,000 products.

The latest drive even collected organic products which Lee says are better for women.

She says she’s trying to break the stigma around periods because every woman deals with them, and there is nothing to be ashamed of.

The products collected from the most recent drive are all going to domestic violence clients, people experiencing homelessness and youth groups.

Lee says some women can’t afford the products monthly so she’s trying to help change their lives.

She says she’s doing another drive in July and all of those products collected will go to schools.