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From the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

In The Know Next Gen: Nadya Okamoto

Entered in Public Health

About this entry

The objective of this series was to highlight Millennial and Gen Z changemakers who are making amazing strides in their chosen fields. 

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Nadya Okamoto founded a global youth run organization that fights for period advocacy. Her personal story is not only heartbreaking but inspiring, her solution to one of the biggest issues she discovered during her childhood has spread globally focusing on inspiring other youth to positively impact their community.


This episode highlights a common problem that no one wants to talk about. Periods have such a stigma that through this episode we were able to discuss this divisive subject in a positive and inspiring way while highlighting and inspiring young woman of color making major changes. This episode earned approximately 800,000 views across our platforms.



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