We’re fierce advocates for safe, inclusive, shame-free spaces to learn and talk freely about the feminine health and well-being of women who sweat.
one badass Black Female Athlete, a seemingly innocent clothing item, and countless frustrated trips to the gynecologist office...
As a college athlete, Mitch was constantly dealing with vaginal health hurdles and in the dark as to why. During yet another trip to the gynecologist's office, she learned that the leggings she wore daily as an athlete make women 2X more likely to develop health issues.
She was mad - like BIG mad. "I'm fixing this" level mad.
After some digging, it was clear how many millions of people with vaginas were secretly dealing with sweat and moisture related health issues, either out of shame or because there were no solutions. From her own experiences as a woman, athlete, a former Nike employee, and an inclusive product designer, she knew that leggings were not designed with a woman's health in mind.
And BOOM, the concept for Oya was born.