I'm a Harvard Junior and Founder of PERIOD, a nonprofit that provides menstrual products to people in need. – Nadya OkamotoFeatured
Hi Elpha!I'm Nadya Okamoto, and I'm the Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD, a nonprofit that provides menstrual products to people in need.I became interested in menstrual hygiene when I was a freshman in high school in Oregon. At the time, my family was without a home, and I became friends with homeless women who used toilet paper, cardboard, and socks to absorb their menstrual blood. When my family got back on our feet, I started PERIOD to fight menstrual equity. Since 2014, PERIOD have addressed over 800,000 periods and registered over 500 campus chapters. Last year, I decided to take a leave of absence during my sophomore year at Harvard to focus on scaling PERIOD, talking about The Menstrual Movement, and promoting my book Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement. Ask me anything about youth activism, normalizing the normal, building a Gen Z-friendly brand, starting a nonprofit, or something else!