November 9, 2021

Empowering woman: Colorado College student founds nonprofit to address period poverty on Indian reservation


A Native American youth leadership summit at Cherokee Ranch & Castle in Sedalia, partly organized by members of the tribes of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, brought together then Castle View High School student Mackenzie Boyd and other youth to compare differences and overlapping similarities in their lives.
That was the beginning of a partnership that has been making a difference in one vital way — by addressing period poverty.
“Period poverty refers to a lack of access to menstrual product