Photo Credit: Vanessa Acosta
Written By: The We Take Note Crew
Chelsea VonChaz is a stylist turned non-profit CEO who founded her organization, #HappyPeriod, in 2015. #HappyPeriod provides menstrual products to individuals who have low-income and/or may be experiencing homelessness. After witnessing a homeless woman free-bleeding in Hollywood, CA, VonChaz felt compelled to create a socially-conscious organization that ensures no one goes without menstrual care.
Now, she helps to fight the sigma surrounding menstruation. Under Chelsea's guidance, #HappyPeriod has been praised for its philanthropic efforts by sites like Elite Daily, KCRW, Refinery 29 and Huffington Post to name a few.
If you are free and in the Los Angeles area August 27th, then come support #HappyPeriod at The Parlor from 10:30 - 12:00p. It is located at 7250 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046. There, volunteers will be packing menstrual kits so please bring an item like tampons, pads and or soap to donate. If you can't make it, but would still like to learn more, then please visit their website hashtaghappyperiod.org.