My project is a documentary on the organization called Free the Tampons started by Nancy Kramer.
This organization is working to get free menstrual products in every female and gender neutral bathroom in the United States. I have always believed that pads and tampons should be free and accessible, so it was a no-brainer to center my film on this issue.
One of my biggest takeaways from this project is to start thinking of pads and toilet paper as the same thing. They both provide for bodily autonomy, are awkward to carry around, and both should be free in restrooms.
My documentary is about the LA Community Fridges, which are fridges in many places across LA that help people with any sort of food insecurity. I came up with this idea because I’ve been working with the fridges since 2020 and was hoping that my documentary would inspire others to help. I learned so much about editing and really loved the whole experience, because I knew I would inform others!