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Nadya Okamoto’s Thoughts on Periods are Pretty Radical—But They Shouldn’t Be Girlboss Radio

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At 16 years old, Nadya Okamoto started a non-profit called PERIOD (period.org), which grew into one of the largest youth-run non-profits with a mission to address period poverty and inequitable access to menstrual products. Today, she's the founder and CEO of August, a Gen-Z minded period and menstrual brand and social enterprise. Nadya, who also goes by the alter-ego Period Fairy to her four million TikTok followers, is an unapologetic period activist. Her daily videos push against "taboo" topics and visuals—people menstruating. In this episode, Nadya and Avery cover a wide range of topics: the history of labor, the patriarchy, the tradeoffs of social media notoriety and the power of pleasure and sleep.
Follow Nadya on Instagram and TikTok at @nadyaokamoto, and learn more about her work at nadyaokamoto.com and itsaugust.co.
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At 16 years old, Nadya Okamoto started a non-profit called PERIOD (period.org), which grew into one of the largest youth-run non-profits with a mission to address period poverty and inequitable access to menstrual products. Today, she's the founder and CEO of August, a Gen-Z minded period and menstrual brand and social enterprise. Nadya, who also goes by the alter-ego Period Fairy to her four million TikTok followers, is an unapologetic period activist. Her daily videos push against "taboo" topics and visuals—people menstruating. In this episode, Nadya and Avery cover a wide range of topics: the history of labor, the patriarchy, the tradeoffs of social media notoriety and the power of pleasure and sleep.
Follow Nadya on Instagram and TikTok at @nadyaokamoto, and learn more about her work at nadyaokamoto.com and itsaugust.co.
Start your personalized Curology journey today at curology.com/girlbossradio. Subscription required, subject to consultation.
Get 15% off all Waterdrop products with the code GIRLBOSS15. Head to go.waterdrop.com/GirlbossRadio to quench your thirst (and grab a cute water bottle in the process). Offer valid until Jan. 31, 2023.
Sign up for Girlboss Daily, our must-read morning newsletter, at girlboss.com/newsletter. You'll get A+ career advice, dream job postings, free coffee every Friday and a few emojis (because we’re fun like that), delivered right to your inbox.
Discover the hottest jobs in marketing, finance, social media and more on our Girlboss Job Board at jobs.girlboss.com.
Girlboss Goods, our women-owned and operated marketplace, makes it easier for you to vote with your dollar while also championing small businesses. Head to girlboss.com/goods. Happy shopping!
Did you enjoy this episode of Girlboss Radio? Comment and let us know what you think on our Instagram, TikTok or LinkedIn. And don’t forget to share your love for the Girlboss Radio podcast by leaving a rating or review on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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