Hi! I'm Minhtam Tran and I am the Portland Chapter Engagement Director. I am a biochemistry and Public Health Major at the University of Rochester class of 2021.
Why do you care about periods?
I care about periods because so many people avoid talking about them, but it's something natural that happens all the time. Why is something normal so heavily stigmatized?
When was the moment you realized you wanted to become a part of the menstrual movement?
I found Nadya on social media and was so inspired by how much she had done. Even being someone so young, she was able to help so many people and commit herself to a cause. I have always been interested in social justice, but it's hard to find other young adults/adolescents who are interested in being politically and socially active. I wanted to be a part of the menstrual movement to be around like-minded individuals who also cared about a cause and were willing to commit themselves wholly to it.
What do you hope to accomplish during your time working with PERIOD?
I hope to work and revamp how chapters are structured, throw events that get people excited, and to educate myself more about menstrual hygiene. Also, to surround myself with people who are just as excited as I am to continue this work in the menstrual movement!