Providing plant-based feminine care products: Our mission is to promote the use of safe, menstrual health & hygiene (MHH) products from reputable brands and provide education about reproductive health
Twymeika "Jendayi" Hill-Jones is the owner of Empower You, PERIOD!, The Latest Generation of Feminine Care Packaging and Services that celebrates and educates women and girls about reproductive health and self-esteem; including our menstrual cycle and hygiene management.
For several years, Jendayi spent time working with girls and women. In her work, she recognized girls were unaware of how to, properly, take care of themselves during their MoonSHINE (menstrual cycle) or the various natural products available to them. They also struggled with understanding what's happening to their bodies, especially during puberty and when embarking upon their first MoonSHINE.
Negative societal norms have to lead to girls being ashamed and embarrassed about their MoonSHINE. This sometimes forces girls to be left behnd and to not enjoy all
Women and girls doing their best to hide their box of pads or tampons needed for their menstrual cycle when visiting the store. Not to mention girls in and outside of the US, having to stay at home, pushed out of social interaction and events, as well as, religious services during her MoonSHINE! All of this, simply due to the lack of education and in some places even the lack of access to hygiene products.
LET'S TALK, PERIOD!
To address these issues, Twymeika began to engage in the conversation with girls, women, and men more than she'd ever imagined. She also began to explore various products and how they best benefit and address problems some women and girls were challenged with during their MoonSHINE, such as cramps, mood swings, vaginal irritations, etc. After a few years of product research, Period Conversations with women from workshops to retreats and a series of MoonSHINE Parties with girls of all ages, Empower You, PERIOD! came to life. There was a need and she decided to address it rather than ignoring it.