How author, organizer, and entrepreneur Nadya Okamoto redefines periods.
I am extremely passionate about democratizing access to period products, improving period care, and destigmatizing periods. I’m the co-founder and CEO of August, a lifestyle brand working to reimagine periods. Everything we do is with, by, and for our community called the Inner Cycle.
Previously, I was working at the CBO at JUV Consulting, a gen z marketing agency, and founded the nonprofit organization, Period.org
"I will continue to reimagine and break the social stigmas surrounding period blood. Periods are natural and shouldn’t cause people to feel so much disgust — they should be celebrated, if anything."
A huge part of why I wanted to start August was actually inspired by the work that I was doing at PERIOD the nonprofit, working to distribute millions of period products to places in need, and then also writing my book PERIOD POWER which came out in 2018. Through all my work and research, I kept thinking everyday that there needed to be a more empowering and sustainable brand of tampons and pads that had impact embedded into every purchase that was made. And that’s really what August aims to do -- to create more sustainable and more comfortable versions of tampons and pads, and have product and monetary giveback with every transaction to our nonprofit partners.
I’m continuously so inspired by the work nonprofits in the space are doing as well, and with August we’re really proud to support No More Secrets, an organization based in philly. https://www.nomoresecretsmbs.org/