Gabby Edlin

CEO and Founder, Bloody Good Period

Mid Level
United Kingdom
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Projects credited in

About me

Gabby Edlin, 32, is an activist campaigning for menstrual equity, and the founder and CEO of charitable organisation, Bloody Good Period. She started Bloody Good Period back in 2016 when she was volunteering at the New London Synagogue asylum-seekers’ drop-in centre, and discovered that sanitary towels were only provided for ‘in emergencies’. A whip around for donations of towels or tampons on Facebook turned into a full-blown operation to collect and distribute toiletries and period supplies for asylum seekers all around the UK. Bloody Good Period now has a squad of over 100 volunteers who provide more than 5000 menstrual and hygiene products a month to people living in ‘period poverty’ across the UK. Gabby has a Masters in Applied Imagination from Central St Martins specialising in feminism and comedy. She lives in North London. Gabby was named as one of the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Top Changemakers in October 2018 and Stylist’s Woman of the Week.

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  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Craft
  • Drawing
  • Fine Art
  • Creative Event
  • Exhibition
  • Design
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Coordination
  • Comedy
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Protein


    • Education & Research
  • Beyond Retro

    Beyond Retro

    • Retail
  • Birdsong


    • Social Enterprise
  • R

    Royal Drawing school

    Work history


    Oct 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time


    Young Artist Programme Coordinator

    Royal Drawing school

    Apr 2014 - Apr 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time



    Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries (distinction

    Central Saint Martins

    Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Design Thinking & Creative Social Innovation



    Evening Standard Progress 1000 Top Changemaker

    Evening Standard // ES Magazine


    Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

    University of The Arts London (UAL)

    • I was awarded a full MA scholarship from University of the Arts London for Academic Excellence.