Gabby Edlin

CEO and Founder, Bloody Good Period

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCreative Director - Chief Executive Officer - Brand Director
  • Tom Cornfoot
  • G44 Brasil
  • Lidia Tomashevskaya
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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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Skills

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

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  • The Dots

    The Dots

    • Technology
  • Protein

    Protein

    • Education & Research
  • Beyond Retro

    Beyond Retro

    • Retail
  • Birdsong

    Birdsong

    • Social Enterprise

Work history

Currently

Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2018

Young Artist Programme Coordinator

Royal Drawing school

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

Education

2015

Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries (distinction

Central St. Martins College of Art and Design

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

Awards

2018

Evening Standard Progress 1000 Top Changemaker

Evening Standard // ES Magazine

2014

Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

University Of The Arts London

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