Brooklyn woman creates company to fight period poverty

Miyoshi Days is a menstrual advocate who started a community to make a change.

News 12 Staff

Mar 25, 2022, 12:15 PM

Updated 811 days ago

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Products can be expensive for women, including period products and one woman from Brooklyn is looking to change that.
Miyoshi Days is a menstrual advocate who started a community to make a change.
"I am the founder of Hate the Dot. It is a community that really helps and educates women, girls and menstruators about their periods as well as fighting period poverty in a fun and interactive way. Period poverty is basically when a woman, a girl, a menstruator, can't afford to buy period products and they end up missing school or work or similar events. Period poverty has actually gone up since 2018 and a lot of that is due to the pandemic, a lot of people losing their jobs, their sources of income and so not we are fighting to not only provide products, but really provide education because period poverty is not just the products it is also the accompanying education and information so we arm people with those types of things,” says Days.
In the height of the pandemic, Hate the Dot sent out 5,000 tampons for free to anyone in the United States who needed them, sometimes they would get donations from large companies.


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