Our Vision

A world where menstruation holds no one back.

 
 

Founded in February 2015, Operation Period (formerly ROSIE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to addressing menstrual inequity by providing advocacy, education, and services to those in need.

After an especially painful period and encounters with those who could not afford their menstrual products, I founded this organization with a few other college students to make sure every person who bleeds has access to products, facilities, and an education and bright future.

I served as Executive Director for two years. Having grown up in a household where I wasn’t allowed to enter certain rooms on my period, I have tried to understand how to be mindful of both culture and progress. When we work abroad, we work with and for the people we serve.

Jessica, a former Executive Director and the current Deputy Director, has brought a perspective critical to the work. As she grew up in a low-income household, she often struggled to afford pads and tampons. The organization grew exponentially under her leadership and in less than a year, Operation Period had doubled the number of delivered products to low-income and homeless populations.

Stepping back into the role of Executive Director, I look forward to continuing the work. We are all stronger when we work towards a world where menstruation hinders no one. The world we live in will be a better one when everyone has access to these basic necessities, regardless of their gender, race, nationality, zipcode, sexual orientation, or disability.

Let’s build this future together. #ForThoseWhoBleed

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Manju Bangalore
Founder, Operation Period

 

Manju Bangalore, Jessica Magnani (Deputy Director), Lizzy Elkins (former Executive Director), left to right