Cameron Kasky filled his mandatory clear backpack with tampons, and learned that those little suckers aren’t cheap.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas students must use clear backpack as a security measure following the school shooting. But many students say they aren’t a solution, including Cameron, who tweeted, “The students at MSD might have to take some steps in the wrong direction like those ineffective see-through backpacks, be let me make one thing clear — We are too tough to go down. We won’t let the oppressive and corrupt people in power silence us. We will keep moving forward.”
The Parkland student is a co-founder of Never Again MSD, the student-led gun reform advocacy group. Now he’s using his platform to shine a light on women’s health and access.
Along with his critical message about the backpacks, he tweeted, “To those questions about my tampon backpack – I only got lights. I didn’t know. Getting super for tomorrow. Sizes, pricing… I’m learning new things about women’s health right now. This stuff is expensive. Steps must be taken to make these health products easier to access.”
His message has been getting a lot of love online, with more than 65,000 likes from fans, peers and fellow survivors.