4 ways you can fight period stigma

4 ways you can fight period stigma

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Periods are natural, painful, and expensive as hell. Americans spend more than $2 billion per year on menstrual products.

Nadya Okamoto is the founder and executive director of PERIOD, a youth-run nonprofit that celebrates periods and provides menstrual products to those in need. The idea for the organization came to her when she was 16 years old and homeless. Through conversations with other women experiencing homelessness, she learned about a widespread, unaddressed issue: period poverty, or the inability to afford menstrual products. 

Now 20 years old, Okamoto is one of the many young voices driving the Menstrual Movement, which she describes as the fight for the right to feel “clean, confident, and capable while on your period.”  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | 4 ways you can fight period stigma

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