Splash Biography



MADELINE CORSON, First-year at Yale & menstrual equity advocate




Major: Global Affairs and Studio Art

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi – I'm Maddy (she/hers), a sophomore at Yale pursuing a double-major in Global Affairs and Studio Art! From my hometown in southern Maine, to Yale's campus in New Haven, I'm deeply passionate about promoting menstrual equity. As Co-President of YaleBleeds, I'm thrilled to be teaching a class on periods and period poverty – two super important, interrelated issues – for fall Splash '23!



Past Classes

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X4757: Period, Pads, and Period Poverty in Splash Fall 2023 (Nov. 11, 2023)
Want to learn all about menstruation, menstrual equity, and menstrual health? In this class, we'll discuss topics ranging from how to put in a tampon, why we bleed, managing periods, and the worldwide inaccessibility of hygiene products. Menstrual health is a taboo topic. However, raising awareness for menstrual health is essential for the safety for all menstruators. Ultimately, this class will inspire students to develop their own period product advocacy initiatives that they can bring home to their communities!


X4705: Period, Pads, and Period Poverty in Splash Spring 2023 (Apr. 01, 2023)
YaleBleeds would like to teach a class about menstrual equity and health. We will discuss topics ranging from how to put in a tampon, why we bleed, managing periods, methods of birth control, and the worldwide inaccessibility of hygiene products. Menstrual health is a taboo topic. However, if not addressed, it can cause serious physical and mental health consequences. Statistics show that 25% of women have missed a class because they get their periods and don’t have access to menstrual products. Further, miseducation can lead to fatal illnesses such as toxic shock syndrome and undiagnosed hormone-induced depression. Raising awareness for menstrual health is essential for the safety for all menstruators. This would be our fourth year teaching this class!