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Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okamoto: Google Stuff & Just Do It

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Nadya Okamoto is the founder and executive director of PERIOD, an organization she founded at the age of 16. PERIOD is dedicated ensuring that menstrual products are reliably available to those who need them the most and is now the largest youth-run NGO in women’s health. Since 2014 they have addressed over 400,000 periods and registered over 230 campus chapters.

Nadya recently published her debut book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement. Most recently Nadya was included in InStyle Magazine’s “The Badass 50: Meet the Women Who Are Changing the World” list, alongside Michelle Obama, Ariana Grande, and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

In this episode, Branden and Nadya talk about periods, pivoting, and making a difference while you’re young.

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February 18, 2019
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‍Ecosia Review: Is It Legit? How Can It Plant Trees For Free?

We break down how Ecosia works, whether or not it’s legit, if using it actually plants trees, and what you can use instead if you’re so inclined. Plus, some good news!
Around the globe, attitudes about menstruation vary greatly. In some places, people who menstruate are ostracized from basic activities or socializing.Period poverty — a lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets, hand-washing facilities, and waste management — keeps people who menstruate from going to work, school, or leaving home.

Period Poverty: Celebrating Efforts to Destigmatize Menstruation and Increase Access to Sanitation Supplies

This movement for menstrual equity has grown in recent years and aims to make sanitary products affordable and accessible and reduce stigma surrounding menstruation. Organizations, activists, and governments are increasingly taking action to solve this problem.

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