Nadya

I am a first-year student at Harvard College, originally from Portland, Oregon. I am the Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD, a global youth-run non-profit that strives to provide and celebrate menstrual hygiene through advocacy, education and service — through the global distribution of menstrual hygiene products and engagement of youth leadership in a nationwide network of campus chapters. I became passionate about menstrual health after being introduced to the need during a time when my family did not have a home of their own.

My HERlead Project: PERIOD: THE MENSTRUAL MOVEMENT

My HERlead Project will further my nonprofit, PERIOD, which combats the stigma around menstruation and increases the accessibility of menstrual products, especially to those experiencing temporary or insecure housing.

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Public Health