Goddesses Giving Back
At OYA, we believe in the importance and power of women supporting women.
According to healthline.com, more than half of menstruating women experience pain around their period. And WomensHealth.gov estimates that almost 15 percent of females experience painful, heavy or generally irregular periods in their childbearing years.
In fact, it would probably be fair to say that most people don’t experience “normal” periods. Endometriosis, menorrhagia and uterine fibroids are much more common that you might think, and they can affect anyone.
Women who are already disenfranchised and have limited access to menstrual products are no less likely to experience these menstrual health issues. That’s why we’re honored to call We are #HappyPeriod one of our charitable partners. They work to provide menstrual hygiene kits to the homeless population, giving those who would otherwise go without a chance to have a #happyperiod.
The White Dress Project, another nonprofit organization that we work with, provides support and hope for people living with uterine fibroids. Their mission is to promote awareness about the fibroid epidemic by providing education and empowering women to take control of their health issues.
Organizations like this that support women’s health are an irreplaceable ally in the effort to increase accessibility to products and services that encourage feminine wellness around the world. Not only are they providing a product or service to people who need it, but they’re working to reshape the conversation around feminine health issues.
As Michelle Obama said, “Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women.”
The more that companies like our can do to facilitate conversations and support organizations that are bringing issues that affect women around the world to light, the better. Responsibility isn’t just an individual issue, but a corporate one too.