Once there was a girl who discovered that while period products seemed to be widely available to everyone, there were still many girls and women who were forced to use trash to absorb their menstrual flow every month.
Twenty-Three year-old Harvard graduate, Nadya Okamoto founded PERIOD.org at the age of sixteen and in 2020 she co-founded August, a lifestyle brand working to reimagine periods.
But what would you do if even after all your work and dedication, 4 in 5 US students were missing classes because of lack of access to period products and periods were still the main reason why girls were missing school in developing countries? Would you move on to a cause that made people feel more comfortable? Or would you start posting your period blood on TikTok and demand that the world starts paying attention?
More From Nadya:
Read her book Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement
Check out: August on IG & @periodmovement
LinkedIn: Nadya Okamoto
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