For her graduate project, Ruth Pearn — a student at the University of Westminster, conceptualizes accessible public toilets that are meant to break the taboo of menstruation and address the surge of period poverty in Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire. Dubbed 'The New Public Convenience: Hull's Bath House & Lady Garden,' the space will provide individuals with baths, showers, toilets, a launderette, salon, and clothes.
The accessible public toilets boast baroque-style embellishments which creates a sleek aesthetic. To combat period poverty, Ruth Pearn devises a scheme that will "recycle tampons made from organic cotton into compost to fertilize the plants and flowers growing." Essential oils that are extracted from the vegetation will be used to make bars of soaps that will be sold. The proceeds will go directly to running the building, making the public bathhouse accessible to everyone.