Chic Spotlight: Girls Health Period
Read about a local nonprofit giving focus to women’s health and hygiene products.
Cincy Chic: What is Girls Health Period?
Brittani Gray, Founder of Girls Health Period: We are a new 501c3 non profit organization, Our mission is to eliminate girls’ absenteeism in school due to their menstrual cycle.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Gray: I wanted to continue my volunteerism in an area many forget about. I donated period and hygiene products to one school and within the same week, I received 10 calls to donate to other schools within the district.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind Girls Health Period?
Gray: I am the founder of Girls Health Period and I work with a board of 5 Fantastic Black Women also known as the “Fab Five.”
Cincy Chic: What makes a donation to Girls Health Period a good idea for the holidays?
Gray: It fills the most basic necessity for our menstruating students, creating a clean, safe, and comfortable time during their menstrual cycles which is a gift that is priceless.
Cincy Chic: How else can readers support Girls Health Period?
Gray: Readers can support GHP with monetary donations or physical donations. You can visit us online at www.girlshealtperiod.org. Most importantly, spread the word so we can get the products in the hands of those that need it most. We’ve gotten this far with a huge push from our community.
Cincy Chic: What makes Girls Health Period unique?
Gray: We go directly to schools to donate not only menstrual products such as pads and tampons, but we also donate underwear. During this pandemic we have donated directly to families as schools became remote. We also have educational webinars for the whole family to understand the importance of menstrual health and awareness. A period doesn’t stop pandemic or not.
Cincy Chic: How many girls have you helped thus far?
Gray: We have donated enough products to service thousands of students at 36 Cincinnati Public Schools (elementary & high school, 3 colleges, 2 group homes, several community organizations and menstrual safe locations; such as coffee shops.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Gray: Visit www.girlshealthperiod.org or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.