I envision a world with awareness for women, girls, transgender men, and non-binary people who menstruate and ending period stigma. However, many people don’t have a complete or accurate understanding of menstruation as a natural biological process. Education on menstruation can build confidence, contribute to social solidarity and eliminate stigma. Ending period stigma is what I envision for change…Everyone benefits from normalizing menstruation as it creates a more gender-equal society, whether it’s one of your biological functions or not. I’m making a difference in my community and developing a deeper understanding of how global problems can have partial solutions by simply starting at my school.

Jealyn Vega-Ramos

Scholar-Activist, Princeton High School - Class of 2023