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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (16 October 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1534430202
  • ISBN-13: 978-1534430204
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 331 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars26 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 255,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A must-read for anyone committed to gender equity. Nadya Okamoto educates and activates in her personal manifesto aimed at getting rid of the stigma around periods and beginning honest conversations. Her mission includes changing policies which cause menstruators to experience financial burdens and social separation based on a normal life cycle event for half of the world's population. It is well-past time to talk and act, and Nadya's book is a great anthem to organize the movement."--Kathleen Sebelius, 21st Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services

"Nadya is a powerhouse helping to lead the menstrual movement in this country. This book is a must read for anyone who sees the need to smash the shame around periods."--Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal

"Okamoto writes with passion and power, her voice clear and straightforward...[an] empowering book."--Booklist

"Since the beginning of time, women have been made to feel ashamed of their bodies and their periods. It has even been a barrier to women and girls ability to have and seek access to education and or employment. Its time we remove the stigma and create space for honest and informative conversation about menstruation, one that doesn't leave anyone out. Period Power helps us get there."--Jamira Burley, Head of Youth Engagement and Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education

"A must-read for anyone who wants to make change at the state and national levels."--Mashable

"Nadya Okamato's book, Period Power, is filled with information crucial to being a good person in this world. Periods affect more than half of the world's population. If this blurb makes you uncomfortable because I'm talking about menstruation, you NEED to read this book. Change the cycle."--Schuyler Bailar, transgender man on the Harvard swim team

"This book is very interesting as it addresses an important issue related to the power of women. I hugely recommend you read it and learn its wisdom."--Muzoon Almellehan, youngest UNICEF ambassador

"Period Power is a must-read for women and men to educate themselves both on the history and stigma of menstruation, period policy, and its representation in the media -- but also concrete action items for making a difference. Nadya's ability to combine knowledge with action is what makes Period Power so powerful."--Caity Begg, founder of Authentic.Social

"Nadya is a paradigm changer. Period Power exposes the true cost of a society too embarrassed to talk about this universal issue, but also offers a plan of action that is humanizing to the individual and grand in enough in scope to change our culture forever."--Cherie Hoeger, found of Saalt Cup

"Nadya Okamoto's Period Power takes a brave, necessary look at menstruation. Filled with both personal narratives and historical context, this book should be required reading for not just young students around puberty age, but adults as well. We must, as a society, reframe and relearn how we discuss and understand bleeding, and Okamoto's book is a necessary first step."--Annie E. Clark, Former Executive Director of End Rape on Campus and co-author of We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out

About the Author

Nadya Okamoto grew up in Portland and currently attends Harvard College. She is the founder and executive director of PERIOD (Period.org), an organization she founded at the age of sixteen, which is now the largest youth-run NGO in women's health, and one of the fastest growing ones here in the United States. She is also the cofounder and spokesperson of Next Fellows (NextFellows.org). In 2017, Nadya ran for office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While she did not win, her campaign team made historic waves in mobilizing young people on the ground and at polls.

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5.0 out of 5 stars GIRL POWER AT ITS FINEST
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5.0 out of 5 stars Period Power SMASHES the stigma surrounding menstruation all thanks to the author Nadya Okamoto
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