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Black Women-Led Organizations Committed to Menstrual Equity

Black Women-Led Organizations Committed to Menstrual Equity

February 8, 2024

At Aunt Flow, we’re committed to changing the world, one cycle at a time. In partnership with these incredible Black women-led organizations, we’ve been able to provide MILLIONS of freely accessible Aunt Flow period products all over the world.

Love Your Menses

Co-founded by Dr. Ebere Azumah and Bria Gadsen in Boston, MA, in 2019, Love Your Menses is a non-profit social impact organization founded with the goal of empowering menstruators of color. Love Your Menses is actively building the next generation of leaders by providing an educational, uplifting, and supportive space for Black and Brown girls and gender-expansive youth, women, and all people who menstruate to learn about the menstrual cycle and create equitable public health solutions. The communities they serve include the Boston area as well as Liberia, Nigeria, The Gambia, Haiti, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Kenya.  

Love Your Menses

The P.U.P.A. Project

The P.U.P.A. Project provides unlimited period aid to young girls and women in Mississippi with the ultimate goal of breaking period stigma while combating period poverty. Founded by Ja’lyn McElroy in 2021, the organization facilitates product donations and period drives across the Greater Jackson area while providing educational resources to menstruators in need.

The P.U.P.A. Project

Thurman Perry Foundation

Founded in 2021 by Gabrielle Perry, The Thurman Perry Foundation (TPF) is a Louisiana-based non-profit dedicated to bettering the lives of women and girls impacted by incarceration. Their vision is to remove obstacles to success and ensure that every woman and girl receives a fair chance to thrive and succeed. 

Through their Girl Code Initiative, TPF donates organic cotton period products each month to women housed inside of Orleans Parish Justice Center, one of the largest pre-trial correctional facilities in the U.S. TPF also provides pads and tampons semi-annually to women housed inside the Louisianna Correctional Insititute for Women. They’ve been able to donate nearly 112,000 period products, helping a total of 2,000 women and girls.

Thurman Perry Foundation

Your Flo, My Flo

Created by the Co-founder of the International Girls Academy, Makeba Green, the Your Flo, My Flo campaign empowers girls during their period while providing access to period products, education, and resources. Through Your Flo, My Flo, IGA partners with local elementary, middle, and high schools to establish “Period Pantries” to ensure everyone has access to period products when they need them. 

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claire coder,founder + ceo

claire coder,
founder + ceo

Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.

At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with organic cotton and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! Since 2021, we've donated over 6 MILLION period products to menstruators in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®