Anna Sparling, age 18
Peak to Peak Charter School, Lafayette, CO
Teacher: Kristie Letter
Women in developing countries cannot always go to work or school when menstruating because they do not have proper resources. Gender inequality increases due to this natural process beyond women’s control. My design is a backpack with supplies that enable women to go to school or work. It features a reusable menstrual cup and a non-harmful sanitizing spray for cleaning it. The backpack also contains school and work supplies, including a notebook, pens, and sanitizing wipes. All the resources would be donated. This convenient design will allow women to go to school or work, and not be held back by menstruation.