Youth Role Models
Nadya Okamoto (age 23) is the co-founder of the non-profit PERIOD and the author of Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement. Founded by Okamoto at 16, PERIOD is the largest youth-led women’s healthcare NGO, providing menstrual products to those in need while educating and advocating about lack of access to women’s health products. In 2020, Okamoto was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Law and Policy and one of PEOPLE’s “Women Changing the World.” She graduated from Harvard in 2021. Learn more about her work here.
In the News
“My potential and my power can come from my voice, and look what I can do”
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