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.