A period-themed brunch is coming to London

You guys, Bloody Big Brunch is finally coming to London.

, and we’ve been champing at the bit for it to come south ever since.

The London event will take place at The Book Club in London’s Shoreditch on Saturday 2 June, featuring Bloody Marys and a menu fit for menstruation.

Bloody Big Brunch was founded to raise awareness – and funds – for the huge number of females (one in 10 in the UK according to Plan’s research) who are victims of period poverty.

Punters can sip on Bloody Marys, but there’s a catch – you have to pay for them with sanitary products, which will then be donated to women in need around the country.

To soak up your bloody great cocktail, you can order from The Book Club’s frankly delicious sounding brunch menu, which includes such delights as huevos rancheros, pancakes, and a breakfast burger.

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The brunch will also feature fem-power DJs, drag, and comedy storytelling from Jenny Bede and period positive activist Chella Quint – all to get people talking about menstruation.

The brunch has been organised with , a ‘buy one give one’ sanitary towel social enterprise set up by Celia Hodson, which donates a pack of towels to someone in need every time you buy one.

For some bizarre reason, sanitary items like tampons and towels are seen as luxury goods, despite the fact that without them, we’d be free-bleeding all over the show because sadly, you can’t turn periods off like a tap.

As our blood catching devices as seen as luxuries (HA!) they’re taxed as such, and this added cost makes them even more of a worry for those with low incomes. Periods can be stressful enough, without having the fear that you’ll run out of tampons before your blood even stops running.

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People have reported resorting to using old clothes, toilet paper and scrunched up newspaper as makeshift sanitary towels, and some rely on the goodwill of friends, or food banks. No-one should have to live like this.

Many of us are fully aware of the gut-wrenching ‘oh my God, am I blobbing through my trousers, can someone please check for me?’ fear, so to call sanitary goods non-essential is laughable.

If you want to do something to help while having a LOL over brunch foods and cocktails, head to The Book Club, Shoreditch, EC2A 4RH between midday – 4pm on Saturday 2 June.

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You don’t need advance tickets – just turn up. Armed with tampons. And good vibes.

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