Sammi Tupper is a mum, business owner and all-around amazing woman. Sammi’s values shine through everything she does, including her fashion brand which has been an #ItsInTheBag collection point for years.

After being approached by one of our Sheroes (volunteer) to get involved, she was able to collect over 500 bags all filled with everyday items and love that many women often go without. Since then, she has teamed up with Rebecca Little, another Share the Dignity Changemaker to collect bags every year and raise thousands of dollars to end period poverty.

This month Sammi is stepping up again, this time as one of our Birthday Changemakers. With Rebecca, her right-hand lady, joining her for a joint birthday, they are swapping out gifts for tampons to end period poverty. The money raised will help stock our Dignity Vending Machines that are installed all around Australia that provide free access of period products where they are needed most; in schools, hospitals, domestic violence shelters etc.

I got my period when I was 9 years old, and I didn’t know what it was. It’s just something that needs to be shared,” said Sammi.

Sammi is incredibly passionate about removing the shame and stigma that surrounds menstruation as this is how real change can be made.

We each can play our part to change the narrative around menstrual health and the impacts it has on women in Australia. We are very lucky to have Sammi who is willing to use her voice to stand up for something she believes in, ensuring girls across Australia are empowered and confident to take on the world.

We are so fortunate to have Sammi’s support and we would love to make her birthday as special as possible, but we need your help.

Whether you make a donation and send Sammi a birthday message or even create your own birthday fundraiser, you can help to end period poverty in Australia.