Today, a 18-year-old attends Harvard University and successfully runs Camions of Care as a global operation. She even gave a TEDx Youth talk in Jan 2016. This month, Okamoto was also named a L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Honoree for a beauty company’s 2016 Women of Worth celebration.
“We’re only so vehement that a outrageous house like L’Oréal was holding notice of what unequivocally started with us assembly around a lunch list and formulation in high school,” Okamoto said. “Now we can contend we run a tellurian operation with 40 non-profit partners, in 23 states, 13 countries and on 60 campus chapters during universities and high schools opposite a U.S.”
The Huffington Post spoke with Okamoto about Camions of Care, a significance of menstrual hygiene for all women and since we need to quarrel a tarnish surrounding periods.
How does a contrition and tarnish surrounding durations impact women’s entrance to menstrual products?
What withholds women and girls from receiving a tangible menstrual products that they need is a miss of open review around it. It simply comes down to a fact that a lot of [women] don’t feel gentle asking if these products are available.
A lot of non-profits won’t get certain products due to a miss of supports or miss of displayed need. That miss of displayed need is a unequivocally pivotal partial of since I’m doing this. Non-profits were meditative that menstrual products weren’t a need since people weren’t asking, while women were expressing to us that it was a good need. So, Camions of Care became a center male between women and shelters. Now we can build recognition among non-profits, while also lenient women to feel some-more assured and pronounce adult about their needs per menstrual hygiene.
Watch Okamoto’s L’Oréal Paris Women Of Worth video below.