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Meet Our Team Members! - Sue Lu

Hello, my name is Sue Lu and I am the Treasurer/Global Lounge Officer for Free Periods Canada. I have been involved with Free Periods for about ten months now, I started last November! My favourite part about being involved with Free Periods Canada is twofold. One, I love the atmosphere of the team, we're all really dedicated and passionate about menstrual equity. And two, I love the fact that we actually manage to accomplish major goals and become leaders in our field.

What were your interests when you were a kid?

I used to be such an avid reader! I could have probably gotten through three YA novels a day at my peak. Unfortunately, university has sucked all the fun out of reading for me, and now I can barely get through one chapter in my textbooks (whoops!).

Why should people care about menstrual equity?

It’s a combination of many factors. There’s the social stigma surrounding menstruation that

has made it into a taboo topic and prevented people from getting proper education about it,

there’s the medical component of health care practitioners not taking menstrual-related issues

seriously, and there’s the economic factor of the expense and wastefulness of feminine care

products. Menstrual equity extends beyond just periods, but it is about ensuring a high quality of life and health that people deserve. No one should suffer because of a natural part of their lives.

What is the most delicious meal/food you've ever cooked?

This is more of a work in progress than a particular instance, but I have been trying to perfect my butter chicken recipe. I was mostly inspired by the Delly in the UBC Student Nest, especially because I haven't been on campus in over a year and I miss that place. If I ever get it right, I think that'll be the best thing I've ever cooked.

What is one place you'd like to see/travel to?

I have so many answers for this one, but I'll choose just one! Tokyo, Japan. I have always been a fan of metropolitan cities as well as East Asian architecture, and I feel like Tokyo is the epitome of that. And because I really love Sushi :)

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