My daughter came home this morning with a sweet little gift from her friend’s mom: an adorable locker kit full of essentials for young women and menstruators. So brilliant, right? I had actually thought about putting together a little bin with some snacks, tampons, pads, and hand sanitizer, but honestly, this little zipper kit is so much better!

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Here’s everything she included in this locker kit, with some suggestions for other items if you want to make your own: 

How to make your own locker kit for young women and menstruators, just in time for back to school

It’s not a bad idea to add a couple pieces of candy or a little bag of nuts/dried fruit in case they get low blood sugar, and considering my daughter has gym her first period, I am going to add a little bottle of dry shampoo. And well, masks. Though we’ve got a bunch of those already hanging on hooks in her locker.

And really, if you’re going to make one for your own child, consider making a few – for their friends, or even to drop off at the guidance office for kids who might need one. I have to say it’s one of the loveliest (and most useful) gestures my daughter has received. Thank you, Libby! 

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