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How it all Began…

Support The Girls Australia began when the universe connected two people, providing a catalyst for an incredible Journey…

In January 2016, Jane Holmes- the CEO and Founder of Support The Girls Australia- had a chance encounter with a 13 year old girl in a Gold Coast shopping mall. The young girl looked dishevelled and malnourished and she asked Jane if she had any menstrual hygiene products that she could spare. Jane asked her if she just required one or two pads and she said no she needed a packet as she was homeless. This was alarming to Jane as the young girl came across as very young and naïve After providing the young girl with menstrual hygiene products, Jane insisted on buying her lunch.
During the course of lunch, Jane listened to the girl’s story and discovered that she had run away from home where she was being sexually abused by her step-father. The 13-year-old girl told Jane that the streets were a safer place for her than home.
Upon further probing, the young girl showed Jane where she lived. This is where Jane met “Lily”- an elderly and weather-beaten lady who was full of character. However, behind this gregarious and larger than life woman, was a very sad physical situation. Upon noticing “Lily’s” large bust size, Jane inquired as to why she wasn’t wearing a bra. “Lily” informed Jane that she had not owned a bra for four years and proceeded to show her the severely infected gangrenous tissue under her breast. This was a result of chafing caused by skin on skin and heat.
Despite having worked as a Crisis Counsellor with the New Zealand Police , Jane was still horrified and saddened by the dire situation in which this girl and woman were living. This was when Jane decided to change the entire course of her life.

Jane xx

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Yes, you will 👏✨

This month we’re talking about a lot of heavy subjects to hold. They’re important conversations - but so if this one 👉🏽 you are Brave.

We are inspired everyday by the courage of each and every member of our community. Despite all that you’ve gone through, you get up and keep going.

You can and you will have a life full of joy, love and goodness - not just because you deserve it but because you have worked tirelessly for it.

We see you, we believe in you - we’re behind you 💖
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You are so many things 💖 ⬇️

✨ You are brave, even when you feel hopeless
✨ You are capable of achieving the extraordinary, even when the small things feel hard
✨ You have a kind heart, even when others do wrong by you
✨ You are talented, rich in passion and determination to be uniquely you
✨ You are hardworking, showing up even when it feels like you’re going in circles

You are not your mental illness. You are not a category, a label, a diagnosis, a feeling or a moment in time. You are an incredible human being, who might be going through a difficult period, but nonetheless is courageous in your healing every day. You are all this and so much more.

Happy #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth STGA family 💛 let this be the time we come to together to honour the strength of ourselves and those around us, in those challenging every day moments. We are stronger when we stand together 🙏

Artwork by the incredible @aslidawn 👏
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What do you think? 💰⬇️⁠

If you're in a partnership where the only form of contraception used is undertaken by the menstruating person (pill, rod, IUD etc.) - should your partner share the cost?⁠

Menstruating people can spend anywhere between $20-$70 a month for oral contraceptives or up to $600 for IUD procedures. ⁠

People with uteruses foot this bill just about their whole menstruating life for the mutual benefit of their partners and themselves. Do you think thats fair? We want to know - tell us in the comments below! ⁠

Let's start a conversation about dismantling patriarchy in our own relationships 💥⁠
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#MentalHealth Awareness Month starts TOMORROW! 🌈💛

This little reminder is for two reasons:
👉🏽 to save the date for a month of education, positivity + healing across all Support The Girls platforms
👉🏽 to let you know that your mental illness is never your fault, that you deserve and will find peace, & that we are in it with you every step of the way

There are a many reasons we might experience mental health concerns: global pandemics, grief or loss, oppressive social structures, biological factors, hormonal changes, periods of insecurity or maybe just for what feels like no reason at all.

What do all of these have in common? 👉🏽 None are your fault. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have the power to change it. Together we can overcome any challenge, and as a community we can turn the tide on mental illness.

Stay tuned more of this all month long 💖
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