Lauren Lee’s “Warm Walls” Make Public Bathrooms Better

In an effort to create a public amenity for menstruating women (rather than a product that individuals must go out and buy, oftentimes somewhat discreetly), Lauren Lee has envisioned Warm Walls. Her concept is essentially a “heated, gently curved wall mount that could be installed in public restrooms to give women on their periods a place both to alleviate pain” as well as to help foster a community—and more public conversation and visibility surrounding women’s pain. Hoping to work with architects to make Warm Walls a reality, Lee says it’s not only for women, but for anybody who might also appreciate the aesthetics of the curved walls, “That’s addressing taboo–when it’s just there in plain sight.” Read more at FastCo.