Mariah Mansvelt Beck
March 24, 8:30am - 10:00am CET. Hosted at Zoku
part of a series on Taboo
About the speaker
Mariah Mansvelt Beck obtained her MPhil at the University of Cambridge and spent seven years working for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In 2011, a specialist advised Mariah to start using organic tampons and pads; this was the first time she’d ever thought her sanitary choices. Upon investigation, she found that not only are many tampons and pads made from synthetic materials (containing plastics and perfume) but there aren’t specific rules or legal requirements when it comes to listing ingredients on feminine care packaging.
That’s why in 2014, Mariah and friend Wendelien Hebly founded Yoni, organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners. While breaking the silence and starting healthy conversations about periods, they aim to increase awareness of how the female cycle actually works and what happens in the female body leading up to the taboo-ridden moment of menstruation.
“We believe every woman should know what she’s putting between her legs. So let’s break the taboo, ditch the shame and start talking about periods properly.”
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