#GenKnow Part Two

As you may remember, earlier this year I took a quick trip to NYC to talk about women’s issues with an amazing group of fashion, lifestyle and health/fitness bloggers. While not strictly fashion related, there are a number of women’s/health issues I feel strongly about and I was happy to contribute to the important discussion (if you haven’t yet, you can read more about my health story here).

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Essentially, what U by Kotex is trying to do is to start a discussion on how we can better educate and empower the next generation of girls to know more about their health/bodies and not be scared to talk about any issues they have (especially surrounding myths and misinformation). To help, they’ve partnered with Girls for a Change, which is a great organization, to start a program called Generation Know. Generation Know hopes to empower girls to create social change in their communities and “transform the world.” Even Khloe Kardashian got in on the action!

While in New York, I participated in round table discussions and smaller interviews to touch on some of the issues that exist and to share our stories and perspectives on various topics. The footage was then edited and clipped and put together in a few short videos. So many of the bloggers had really insightful, funny and thought-provoking stories, and it’s safe to say, I learned quite a bit from the experience. Hopefully through all of this, more young girls will have a similar learning experience and know they have women and resources they can turn to for answers and support. Check out one of the videos below, and if you are interested in more, I’ve listed out all the participating bloggers.

Erin from Girl Gone Veggie

Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point

Channing from Channing in the City

Clare from Fitting It All In

Danielle from The Style and Beauty Doctor

Janique from Her Goody Bag

Kat from TheeKatsMeoww

Lara from Pretty Connected

Melanie from O So Chic

Natalie from Fashionably Broke

Sherrell from Organic Beauty Vixen

Victoria from Fasshonaburu

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U by Kotex Brand is committed to empowering girls to change the way the world thinks about periods and vaginas through Generation Know, the first generation of girls comfortable asking questions, gaining real knowledge and spreading information about their health and bodies to others. To get the facts, learn how to make a difference and get a free Generation Know bracelet to symbolize your commitment, visit www.GenerationKnow.com. For every girl that joins, U by Kotex brand will donate to Girls For A Change to continue to create change.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by U by Kotex® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of U by Kotex®.

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