CINCINNATI – Yogis gather at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday for NamasDey, and this year’s virtual yoga event is raising funds for an organization that is expanding access to feminine skincare products.
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NamasDey is presented by Kroger and U by Kotex in partnership with Tidal Babe Period Bank.
The organization was founded in 2018, when advocates learned that one in four women in the Cincinnati area had difficulty obtaining feminine products. Since then, Tidal Babe has helped an average of 1,500 women per month by sending them period supply kits.
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“It’s not just a health issue,” said Anna MacLennan of the Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls. “It’s also a hygiene issue and, frankly, a personal dignity issue. If you don’t have this product, you can’t feel comfortable, you can’t feel safe, you can’t. can’t feel clean. So if you don’t go to school, you don’t go to work, that can only exacerbate the inequalities that already exist. “
People can still sign up for NamasDey by clicking here. The event is free and starts at 9 a.m.
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