Portland, OR. State of the PERIOD was a gala to celebrate the Menstrual Movement, raise awareness about the issue of period poverty and break the stigma around periods. The theme this year’s benefit was “stand up for periods.” The event on September 13th featured musical guest Storm Large and comedian Margaret. It raised over $200,000. (Photo credit, Sarah Waters)

During the event, Nadya Okamoto delivered a “state of the union” address on the Menstrual Movement, and told her story. Nadya’s book comes out on October 16th, entitled “Period Power: a Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement.”  https://www.amazon.com/Period-Power-Manifesto-Menstrual-Movement/dp/1534430202

Musical guest Storm Large

PERIOD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We’re all about action. With the support of generous partners, sponsors and individuals, we deliver PERIOD PACKS to those in need.

It starts with changing the way we talk about periods. We elevate the issue to eliminate the taboo through a growing network of high school, college and community chapters.

We raise awareness and create change through events, campaigns and media relationships. Help us repeal the tampon tax and lobby for menstrual products in public places.