SOME might see it as typically dainty or fancy, but Tamworth's next high tea is all about talking taboo and smashing stigma.
Tamworth women Julie Fleck and Kimberley Nagle are hosting twin Share the Dignity events next month.
It begins with a high tea at Hopscotch on May 26, world menstrual hygiene day.
Every ticket sold for the high tea will raise $20 for Share the Dignity, a charity which collects thousands of pads, tampons and personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty.
It recently installed a free sanitary vending machine in Coledale.
Ms Fleck said it was important to get the conversations started.
She said it was still largely a taboo topic but it was affecting people in the community who were making the choice "between feeding themselves and their children and their own hygiene".
There will also be a soap making workshop on May 31 at Splash on Peel. People can register for the events online.
A donation bin will be at each event collecting sanitary products to be distributed in the community.