How We Started
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Jess, and I am the founder of Bizzle.
As an elementary music teacher, I experience a lot of different situations. One time in particular, I had a fifth grade student ask me for a feminine product in the middle of class, but she didn't know how to use it. I was amazed that of all the things kids know nowadays, that she didn't know something so essential! After doing some research, I discovered that over half of girls are unprepared for their first menstrual cycle and just as many parents are uncomfortable with the topic! Many parents aren't even sure how to approach having that kind of conversation with their daughters.
That's when I realized that I needed to teach more than music. I decided that I would help make the uncomfortable conversation easier! I worked with my husband (an expert entrepreneur) to build a product that will help girls be prepared for their first period and that also gives parents tools and resources so they can talk with their daughters about this wonderful milestone in their life!
How We Got Our Name
When I was in fourth grade, I was on a softball team with three other Jessicas. In order to tell us apart, they gave us all nicknames. Mine was JB - my initials. When I got into middle school and high school, I had another Jessica with me in all of my classes. My nickname resurfaced so we could know which Jessica was being addressed.
In 10th grade, I joined the marching band. One marvelous Friday night, we were on the bus coming back from an away football game when my friends started giving everyone funny names. They named me JBizzle, a play on my original nickname. The new name stuck all throughout the rest of high school. They eventually dropped the "J" and just called me Bizzle.
As I was deciding what to call this business I was building, I thought back to the time when I was experiencing everything I'm wanting to help girls with now. I remembered my first experience with my menstrual cycle. I remembered what it was like growing up and discovering who I was. I remembered the relationships I had with my friends and family. And the name that kept coming back to me was my own: Bizzle. I felt it was appropriate to name my business that is helping girls come-of-age by a name I had as I was coming-of-age.