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Student and Social Entrepreneur, Nadya Okamoto, Makes Her Podcast Debut

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 20, 2021 / Nadya Okamoto is a 22-year-old Harvard student. In early 2020, Okamoto co-founded August, a lifestyle brand working to reimagine periods. As the Today Show describes, “August is a growing online community aiming to "re-imagine and redefine the period experience to be powerful and dignified," with members who engage in conversations about how to properly use menstrual cups or what it's like to be a transgender man having a period, for example.” 

Yesterday, Nadya Okamoto released her debut podcast, Tigress. In her first episode, she discusses her experience with depression and feeling emotionally numb.

Nadya Okamoto is also the Founder of PERIOD, an organization that she founded at the age of 16, which works to end period poverty and stigma. Under her leadership as Executive Director for five years, PERIOD addressed over 1.5 million periods and registered over 800 campus chapters in all 50 states and 50 other countries. In 2017, Nadya ran for public office in Cambridge, MA at age 19 - at the time, becoming the youngest Asian American to run. In 2018, Nadya published her debut book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement with publisher Simon & Schuster. The book made the Kirkus Reviews list for Best Young Adult Nonfiction of 2018. Nadya is also the former Chief Brand Officer and current Board Member of JUV Consulting, a Generation Z marketing agency based in NYC. She has been recognized on the lists of Forbes 30 under 30, Bloomberg 50 “Ones to Watch” and People Magazine's Women Changing the World.

We are looking forward to future episodes, as Nadya Okamoto's journey has been one of resilience. As Elite Daily said, "Nadya Okamoto Is Turning Adversity Into Purpose During Quarantine." Okamoto is not new to this work around period advocacy. In fact, she first started her journey in the space in 2014 when she founded her nonprofit organization.

You can now listen to Tigress, the podcast, on Spotify and Apple podcasts. You can also follow Nadya on Instagram, or visit her personal website.

Speech at the 2019 MAKERS Conference on PERIOD:

MAKERS profile video:

NowThis profile video:

“What activism means to me” (2019)

Contact Nadya Okamoto at


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