The Flex Co. is a proud partner of #HappyPeriod, which promotes menstrual health education for BIPOC and minority communities across Los Angeles County Region
VENICE, California, May 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – In anticipation of Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28The Flex Co. has partnered with #HappyPeriod for a FLOW period care pop-up – a health education event held at The salt eaters bookstore on May 14. Held for the benefit of the teenagers of Compton G. IRLS ClubFLOW brought together three prominent local Black-owned organizations to support today’s youth.
#HappyPeriod is the first black-led nonprofit addressing a need for education, advocacy, and access to menstrual health, especially among teens, teens, and young adults. Studies have shown that 1 in 5 teenagers1 in the United States miss class due to lack of access to period products and 23% of students1 find it difficult to afford period products. The contextual FLOW periodic care program was created to address these issues, particularly among underserved groups.
FLOW provides a shame-free space to discuss menstruation and introduce self-care methods to have a better period week. As a partner, The Flex Co. supports the #HappyPeriods workshop program and provides personal hygiene resources and products to all participants – women, girls, females and gender-broad humans. Education is a cornerstone of Flex’s mission, as is creating opportunities for more health education within the minority and BIPOC communities served by #HappyPeriod. With these FLOW pop-ups, #HappyPeriod hopes to draw the attention of local public schools to provide a more formal educational service to institutions that wish to place greater value on the importance of menstruation.
“It brings me joy to serve the Compton G.IRLS Club alongside our amazing partners. This year’s launch of FLOW Menstrual Care Pop-Ups has been a huge success and is a testament to the impact that black women and women have in the community. We are committed to supporting our underserved youth and are grateful to share these experiences,” says Chelsea VonChaz, Founder of #HappyPeriod.
The May 14 The FLOW period pop-up event was also supported by Shoe Palace Corporation and Nike.
If your organization is interested in hosting an educational workshop on menstrual health, please contact Happy Period via [email protected].
#HappyPeriod acts as a catalyst for the advancement of menstrual care. Moved by the sight of a homeless woman carrying bloodstained rags as she crossed the street, mother-daughter duo Chelsea VonChaz and Cherryl Lucy-Warner took action in 2015. Their mission is to produce lovingly centered period care programs that empower Black, Indigenous, and Latino teens and teens. #HappyPeriod has spread to 15 US cities and is a certified facilitator for the Los Angeles County School district. Through partnerships with brands like Airbnb, Facebook, The Flex Co. and Google, they advocate for menstrual fairness.
1 The State of Period by Thinx and PERIOD
About the Compton G.IRLS Club
Compton G.IRLS Club was founded in 2017 as an after-school club based at the Compton High School library. We started with 12 girls and volunteers from our own community. We’ve created a safe space for girls to learn something new without judgement.
About Flex Co.
The Flex Co. is the #1 selling sustainable menstrual care brand known for creating innovative and highly differentiated products. Their product portfolio, including Flex Disc™flexible cup™Reusable flexible disc™Plant+ Flex Disc™Software disc®and softcup®is sold in nearly 30,000 retailers in United States. Situated at Venice, CaliforniaThe Flex Co. is registered with the FDA and is the sole developer of its products, which are manufactured in United States and Canada. Learn more about Flexfits.comand join our community of #uterati customers on instagram, ICT Tacand Facebook.
About the Salt Eaters Bookstore
The Salt Eaters Bookshop is a bookstore that prioritizes books, comics, and zines written by and about black women, girls, women, and gender-broad people in Inglewood, California. #BlackWomanOwned
SOURCEThe Flex Co.