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A LITTLE ABOUT US

The Flow is the only non-profit in California focusing exclusively on reusable menstrual products. Providing culturally-specific and multilingual education about menstrual cups and donating them, The Flow works to serve under-resourced communities. Our work is at the intersection of social justice, health, and environment advocacy.

 

 

At The Flow, we're dedicated to achieving Period Equity for All. In the United States, 1 in 4 teens faces challenges affording period products, leading to missed school days. Globally, low-income families make agonizing choices between menstrual products and essentials like food. The stigma surrounding periods perpetuates gender inequalities and poses health risks. We're committed to breaking these barriers through advocacy and education, ensuring access to affordable, sustainable menstrual products.

 

  • Economic Empowerment: Cups cost less than a few months of disposable products. Over a lifetime, a woman can save over $4000 by choosing a menstrual cup.

  • Sustainable and Green: Cups can be safely reused for up to 10 years, reducing waste in septic systems, landfills, and oceans. They require less energy for production and shipping, contributing to a greener planet.

  • Health and Wellness: Cups can be worn for up to 12 hours, collecting three times more blood than tampons or pads. Free from harmful chemicals, they pose less risk of toxic shock syndrome and eliminate issues like drying or tearing

  • Empowerment Through Education: Menstrual cups empower individuals by fostering a deeper understanding of their bodies, leading to better health outcomes. Education about cups also helps break stigmas and shame associated with menstruation

  • Inclusivity: Menstrual cups provide an alternative option for gender-expansive communities, contributing to a more equitable approach to menstrual care.

 

So far, we've donated over 8000 cups to over 40 partner organizations and individuals all around the world! Some of the organizations we have worked with include:

Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA)

Princeton Students for Reproductive Justice

SoCal ACLU

Baby2Baby

East Los Angeles Women's Center

LA County Department of Children & Family Services

Los Angeles Unified School District

The Haven of Transylvania County

Planned Parenthood LA

Alexandria House

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas

Assistance League of Los Angeles-Operation School Bell Prom Project

Covenant House - Los Angeles

Los Angeles Downtown Women's Shelter

Ephesus SDA Church

Girls Arise - Uganda

CASA of Los Angeles

Glamour Gowns Suit Up

Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles

I Am A Girl - Uganda

Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN)

LGBT Hollywood Center

Los Angeles Department of Human Services

Mercy House Missions

Miry's List 

My Friend’s Place

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles - Las Promotores

Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) - LA

Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) - NYC

Sisters on the Streets

Soccer Without Borders

Uve Cuba

Black Women for Wellness 

Elizabeth House

Covenant House Atlanta

Project Safe

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter

GirlTrek LA

N.O.W - Massachusetts

Prep for Prep

Instituto Madre Asunta - Tijuana

The Metropolitan Community Church

Silvia Rivera Place

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

DIY Girls

Scrub Life Cares

Union Mission Inc. 

Our Mission: Period Equity for All

Why Menstrual Cups?

Our Partners

HELLO

AWARENESS IS OPTIONS IS CHOICE.

The Flow World is all about making sure menstruators have the knowledge they need to access and advocate for menstrual equity.

 

Here, at The Flow, we’re motivated to get the word out about resuables because…they’re great and more people should try them. Kind to your body. Light on your wallet. And easy on the environment. For example, one menstrual cup can stay in up to 12 hours, last up to 10 years and cost only $20-$40. It may not be rocket science but it is mind-blowing!

CULTIVATING PERIOD POSITIVITY.

We’re especially interested in getting information to moms and to soon-to-be/new menstruators because we want to do better for our teen daughters and other girls. We hope that they can experience menstruation in a climate of period positivity and with more choices. And help spread that confidence and power to girls everywhere. We also distribute information and reusables to the people who need them most – low-income menstruators here in the US and everywhere!

ADVOCACY FOR FREE-ER, FAIR-ER PERIODS.

Finally, we want to support and motivate others to support equity legislation around menstruation – like providing free menstrual products to people who can’t afford them. It’s about fairness, social justice and health. Hopefully, unlike so many other issues, it’s something we can all get behind.

So please help us get closer to the day when all girls can start their menstrual journey with laughter and choices, and we all live better, fairer and healthier!

Thank you!

Delphine & Reyna

OUR TEAM

Delphine Hirsh

Delphine | Founder

DELPHINE HIRSH is a French-American native New Yorker, a Princeton University graduate, and worked at the American Foundation for AIDS Research. She founded The Flow in 2017. She lives in Los Angeles and can also be found at www.delphinehirsh.com.

Reyna

Reyna | Co-Founder

REYNA HOHAGEN is a trilingual consumer insights expert. She has collaborated on a variety of international marketing research studies in Europe, LATAM and the US. Reyna was born in Lima, Peru, then spent her formative years in Chicago where she pursued her university studies. Later, she moved to Paris where she started a family, obtained an MBA, sharpened her qualitative research skills and learned about seven different meanings for the word “Voilà!”

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Kiayla | Operations + Education

KIAYLA RYANN, a Chicago-born interdisciplinary healing artist, blends her non-profit and education experience with yoga certifications to champion healing as a catalyst for social change. At The Flow, her mission is to help heal the chasm that leads to indignity for those who experience a period. Beyond her advocacy work, you'll find Kiayla sharing poetry, teaching yoga, or in her kitchen singing a Stevie Wonder song over a simmering pot of something spicy she's preparing for her dear ones. 

Vicki Simon The Flow

Vicki | Board Member

VICKI SIMON, a Santa Barbara CA native, supports our cause as a Marketing Director.  After graduating from Duke University and completing her master’s degree at The George Washington University, Vicki moved to Paris, France where she spent over 15 years working for Disneyland Paris.  Since being back in California with her husband and two children, Vicki has grown her career in marketing strategy and digital & experience transformation, in addition to helping her husband develop his French wine import, wholesale, and retail business.

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