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Meet the Latina Fighting Chicago’s Period Poverty

Sanitary products are not a luxury, but a human right

Illustration: Luisa Martinez

AAshley Novoa was born and bred on the South Side of Chicago, in the neighborhood of Pilsen. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, the 2016 American presidential election left her feeling horrified by the outpouring of hate toward Latinos and women. She was overwhelmed by fear of what would…




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Lola Méndez

Lola Méndez

Lola Méndez is an Uruguayan-American freelance journalist writing about sustainability, travel, culture, wellness, lifestyle, and more.

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