Julia: This Gold Award Girl Scout Works with Her State Representatives to Fight Menstrual Stigma
Trujillo is one of 10 teen activists to be named National Gold Award Girl Scout. She is being recognized for tackling the lack of accessibility to menstrual products in Colorado public schools and the stigma of periods. She partnered with Colorado State Representative Brianna Titone and led the high school’s Intersectional Feminist Club to create a legislative action committee, which introduced a bill to end period poverty and stigma, and advocated for students in Title One schools. Trujillo has also been selected to be GSUSA’s girl activist and representative at the United Nation’s Girls Speak Out Girl’s Rights Townhall. She will speak about her advocacy efforts for menstrual equity.
I reached out to my state representative, who agreed to sponsor a bill that would fund menstrual products in Colorado schools.