Episode 11: Valencia Gunder is advocating for free period products in jails


We’re so happy to be back! We kick off Season 2 with an essential conversation about the unjust conditions many menstruators face in jail. Miami-based activist and organizer Valencia Gunder tells us why she decided to push for legislation in Florida to ensure incarcerated women have the menstrual hygiene supplies they need. The ‘Dignity for Incarcerated Women’ Act is currently making its way through the state legislature.

Resources + links

Learn more about Valencia’s work in Miami

Listen to Valencia on the Decarcerated Podcast

Cut 50’s Dignity Campaign is “empowering women to share their stories and working with state legislators to change laws in 20 states by 2020”

Check on the status of Florida’s legislation here.


Our theme song is Crimson Wave, performed by Tacocat, courtesy of Hardly Art Records.

Additional music used in episode 11: “Dreams” by Yung Kartz under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. Additional sound: conga_D'rocha.wav from FreeSound.org.

Background image used in Episode 11 graphic: “Free camellia vector pattern on dark blue background” by Holly Molly on vecteezy.com.

Stefanie Kleinburd