Nadya Okamoto

Jasy Legaspi @ 2021-11-25 04:13:24 -0500

Nadya Okamoto is the co-founder of August, a lifestyle brand focused on destigmatizing menstruation, the founder of PERIOD an organization working to end period poverty, and the author of Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement. Oh, and did we mention she's only 23? We braved a cold day in Williamsburg to discuss what habits she wants to leave in quarantine and what to take into the future.

How do you style your I.S. pieces?

Probably with a sweatshirt...in all honesty :) In quarantine, of course!! If i’m wearing jeans to an event or to hang out with friends, I really love crop top sweaters!

MID-RISE OR HIGH WAISTED JEANS?

High waisted

BOYFRIEND OR SKINNY JEAN?

Pre-quarantine I was very much a skinny jeans person, but after loving the last year or so of wearing sweatpants every day, I think I may switch over to boyfriend jeans being my top choice!

IF YOU COULD ONLY HAVE ONE THING EMBROIDERED ON A TEE WHAT WOULD IT SAY?

I’m on my period.

WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I’m much more introverted than people think I am.

WHAT DON’T YOU DO?

Cook!

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU’VE DONE IN COVID THAT YOU WANT TO CONTINUE?

Crochet and focus on my mental health

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU’VE DONE IN COVID THAT YOU WANT TO STOP?

I’ve been pretty antisocial this year.

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU GOOGLED?

Why do people faint on their periods?

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?

Cheese. All the time.

DO YOU HAVE A STYLE ICON?

Peggy Gou