Confident, Healthy Women
Olivia Stone & Grace Dana
Confident, Healthy Women is an organization determined to supply the women of New York City in need with feminine hygiene products. We believe it is a right for every woman to have the proper hygiene products because it is a necessity not a privilege. We have hosted drives and partnered with companies to create goodie bags filled with menstrual products, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. for women to feel safe and lead with confidence.Updates from Confident, Healthy Women
Our names are Olivia Stone and Grace Dana. We are the creators and founders of Confident, Healthy Women, an organization made to supply the women of New York City who don’t have access to feminine hygiene products they need. We supply these products in decorated goodie bags with personal and empowering messages to the women receiving them.
Coming from an all-girls school, women empowerment has been a central value and ideal that we live by. With the support of our teachers and peers, we were given the opportunity to form an organization where women can help other women become the best versions of themselves. Everyday, we come to school with the proper feminine hygiene products when needed, while some women struggle to even obtain access to these products in times of desperate need. These products not only provide proper safety measures, but confidence and dignity. Passionate and determined, we researched and discovered statistics, articles and graphs that revealed the inequality and unequal distribution of feminine hygiene products to women in certain financial situations. From there, we have continued on with our organization and donated over 200 bags to women in need of these products. Overall Confident, Healthy Women is one of many organizations to help break down and resolve the struggles multiple women deal with on a daily basis.
After winning the Call for Kindness 2020, we were especially excited to become part of the Riley’s Way family. We are excited to have the support of this community to further our mission. The grant will not only help our organization collect more products to distribute but it will give us the ability to learn more about gender inequality and spread this important information to girls in our school and community. One example of an educator is Nadya Okamoto, who is one of many powerful activists who fights to end period poverty and gender inequality.
Being in the situation we are in currently, we are going through with a lot of digital and technical plans. We have begun working on our logo and our social media. The reason we are creating a social media platform is to spread awareness of our organization so people across NYC can become involved and help us reach more women in need. We also have begun working with our school to get more teen leaders involved in our organization. Lastly, we have been setting major deadlines and plans for ourselves for the new school year so when we return, we can hit the floor running. We are looking forward to where our organization goes from here and are thankful for the support of the Riley’s Way family!