Callywith student Miles Everitt, who previously studied at Wadebridge School, talks to Bodyform about his experience as a transgender student for their Fear Going to School Less campaign.
Bodyform has dedicated its latest campaign to an educational drive designed to confront period shaming in today’s society following the publication of a YouGov survey showing that 350,000 girls in the UK had skipped school due to their period.
Miles features in Bodyform’s short film, which speaks to young people across the UK and reveals more about why children miss school on their period and what they believe should be done to tackle the problem.
Bodyform spoke to Miles in more depth about his experience as a transgender student in a Q&A that has been published on their website.
Miles, who came out as transgender three years ago, says he feels lucky to have a school that made him feel comfortable and accepted. He praises his school for catering well for trans people in terms of periods saying:
“They were there for me, they provided all the support possible and ensured females and trans males alike felt comfortable – I knew where to go and get sanitary products if I needed to, and who to speak to if I had an issue.”
You can read Mile’s full Q&A with Bodyform here