The Posh Pack initiative was created out of a need to provide middle and high school young women with feminine hygiene products, so they can truly focus on learning and educating themselves. The hope is to empower these young women to take full advantage of educational opportunities without worry about access to feminine hygiene products. These products are not luxury items and without them serve as a major distraction impacting quality of life for young women.
The name Posh Pack was created to take away the stigma around menstrual cycles. The topic of menstrual cycles has long been a taboo topic, making young women feel insecure and unsure of themselves. Posh Packs are working to make sure women feel secure and confident in themselves even during this time of the month. There is nothing to be ashamed of and if a young woman is in a situation where feminine products are needed, Posh Packs will be there!
Access to feminine hygiene products is not a privilege for those that can afford them, but a necessary right for all who need them. Without these products many young women are missing educational opportunities, putting them behind in school. Additionally, school boards have not accounted for this need in their annual budgets to equip schools with these products. Posh Packs will not only educate the public and elected officials on this need, but in the interim work to fill the gap, by providing Georgia middle and high schools with feminine hygiene products.
Dr. Elesia Glover spent much of 2018 thinking about "period poverty" and the lack of access for socioeconomically challenged parents who couldn't provide feminine hygiene products for their daughters. She thought about all the girls who stayed home from school because they didn't have access to what they needed. She thought about how challenging it must be to sit in calculus or chemistry when you have already received your one tampon from the nurse and you know you have no more.
To kick off 2019 Dr. Glover has decided to take a leap of faith and commit 100% to Posh Pack! She is more determined than ever to be a light within this issue and bring awareness to it. With a doctorate in public policy and administration, Dr. Glover plans to take a multifaceted approach focused on collecting and donating Posh Packs to local schools, but also working with local, state, and federal elected officials to end sales tax on feminine hygiene products. Additionally, she will work with school boards to increase the number of feminine hygiene products available to students.
Dr. Glover was born in North Carolina where she received her Bachelors and Masters degree before moving to Washington, DC and working as a congressional liaison with the Department of Homeland Security and Congress. Dr. Glover now resides in the Metro-Atlanta area with her husband and works in public policy for the City of Atlanta. She lives by the quote, "She believed she could so she did" by R.S. Grey. For speaking engagements, panel discussions, and other opportunities please click here.
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- Muhammad Ali
To provide middle and high school young women with access to feminine hygiene products while bringing awareness to the issue of period poverty in schools.
To educate elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels to pass legislation allocating funds for feminine hygiene products in schools.