I have been teaching as an elementary music teacher for 4 years. In 2018, I had a student ask me for a pad in the middle of class, but she didn't know how to use it. I was shocked that she didn't know something so essential for her growing up.
Later, I researched and found that over half of girls are unprepared for their first period. Even further, 50% of parents don't want to talk about it, and 15% of girls every year will start between the ages of 7-8. To put this into perspective, that's only second grade.
That's when I realized that I needed to teach more than music. I created a box to give moms the tools they need to have the first period conversation and help their daughters have positive first period experiences. I want to empower moms and their daughters as they grow into womanhood and create natural conversation around this wonderful milestone in their life! A girl's first period only happens once, and it should be a positive memory.
I envision a future where young women are empowered to celebrate their femininity and parents and daughters can embrace their newfound womanhood together.
With Love,
Jessica Kendrick
Founder of Bizzle