Which is why when we got chatting to the amazing education non-profit The POOP Project, based in the US, we had to tell the world about it!
The 'People's Own Organic Power' Project was started in April 2010 by Shawn “the Puru” Shafner, an artist, theatre-maker and educator, to generate public conversations about our often private business, and encourage people to re-examine their relationship to the bodily function that dare not speak its name. The POOP Project is breaking through the thick walls of euphemism, utilizing public performances and art exhibitions, educational workshops, advocacy and community projects to create “poop positive” space where it never was before. They believe that a positive re-evaluation of this most basic act can have major ramifications on the way we think about and treat our bodies, our environment, and our global communities.
Shawn "The Puru" Shafner on a toilet made by Zurn last year
For us at Toilet Twinning we think this is incredibly important. With people like Shawn and his project, taboos can be broken down, awareness can be created, and lives in the poorest communities can be transformed with action like twinning your toilet.