While struggling with homelessness as a teen, Nadya Okamoto discovered the biggest challenge of their living situations: “The unaddressed natural need of periods.” That’s why Okamoto started PERIOD.org, a nonprofit that gives women access to the period products they need to feel confident and clean every menstruation cycle, no matter their income. Now, it’s the largest youth-run nonprofit in women’s health.
 
 
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Our mission is to end period poverty and period stigma.

 
 
 

We are a group of young activists across the U.S. united by the belief that menstrual care is a basic right.

Nadya Okamoto and Vincent Forand co-founded PERIOD as high school students in 2014 after realizing that menstrual products are not reliably available to those who need them the most. PERIOD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Now we have a nationwide network of over 300 chapters who are serving their communities.

 

Here's what we do

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Serve
We’re all about action. With the support of generous partners, sponsors and individuals, we deliver PERIOD PACKS to those in need.

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Educate
It starts with changing the way we talk about periods. We elevate the issue to eliminate the taboo through a growing network of high school, college and community chapters.

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Advocate
We raise awareness and create change through events, campaigns and media relationships. Help us repeal the tampon tax and lobby for menstrual products in public places.

Our story

 

The National Team

NADYA OKAMOTO   Founder & Executive Director   read more  >

NADYA OKAMOTO

Founder & Executive Director

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EIRA NYLANDER   Programs Director   read more  >

EIRA NYLANDER

Programs Director

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VINCENT FORAND   Founder & Operations Director   read more  >

VINCENT FORAND

Founder & Operations Director

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