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Hopkinton’s Kate Sanetra-Butler wins 2023 Feminist In Action Award

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Founder and Executive Director of Dignity Matters recognized by Healy, Driscoll and Wu

On September 28th, Dignity Matters Founder and Executive Director Kate Sanetra-Butler accepted MassNOW’s 2023 Feminist In Action Award at the 13th Annual Feminist Affair Event.

Sasha Goodfriend, Executive Director of MassNOW, spoke to the crowd about the many ways that Kate and Dignity Matters are making a difference in the lives of local women and girls.

>> RELATED: Dignity Matters provides Menstrual Care for Women and Girls in need

Goodfriend also shared a special video of Governor Maura HealeyLieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu sending their congratulations to Kate and their gratitude for the work that Dignity Matters does to support women and girls in our state.

The Feminist In Action Award recognizes a changemaker in Massachusetts whose efforts have advanced gender equity in our state and beyond.

Kate thanked MassNOW, and shared how she started Dignity Matters after a chance encounter with a homeless woman in search of a tampon in Boston’s Copley Square.

“It’s an honor to be part of the MassNOW community, alongside so many other people who believe that access to menstrual care is a human right. Attempting any social change alone is difficult, and the support MassNOW has offered myself and Dignity Matters has been fundamental to our work and our continuing efforts.”

“The I AM Bill, created by MassNOW and championed by Dignity Matters, would be a great first-step to ensuring that all people in need can access free, safe menstrual care and manage their periods with dignity. We need everyone’s help to pass this legislation, and I know MassNOW will continue to fight until it the IAM Bill becomes law.”

“As an individual, and as the founder of Dignity Matters, I am proud to be part of this continuing conversation about menstrual equity and the right to reproductive healthcare. And I would like to dedicate this award to all the hard-working changemakers who have joined Dignity Matters in this journey to fight period poverty. Thank you to MassNOW and to all of you.”

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