A Birthday and Menstrual Hygiene Day Gift That Will Benefit Over 33,000 Women

We’re closing out this menstrual madness of a month with a HUGE announcement in honor of our birthday, this Saturday’s Menstrual Hygiene Day and to take our #FierceWomenFunded initiative to the max! Maxim Hygiene Donates 280,000 Tampons to Camions of Care Just last week we delivered and donated over 280,000 tampons to Camions of Care, […]

#FWOTM Double Header: Celeste Mergens of Days for Girls, Saving Education

Every girl. Everywhere. Period. That’s the Days for Girls (DfG) motto because all over the world, young girls are forced to miss days of school each month due to irregular, unsustainable, and inadequate menstruation management. Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find leaving them prone to infection, but still end up […]

#FWOTM: Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, The Queen of Menstrual Equity

While we like to call ourselves Green Feminine Hygiene Queens when it comes to specifically defining our fierce woman mission of providing healthy organic and natural feminine hygiene products, we reign our commonwealth for women’s health in the good company of others who we like to share about via our monthly Fierce Women blog series. […]

Coming to a School Near You…Teaching Girls About Menstruation

Two years ago our company’s Chief Flow Rider/Co-Founder taught a group of green feminine hygiene tweens at Bronx Park Middle School about #healthymenstruation practices via these menstrual care experiments that have been at the core of Maxim Hygiene’s product education methods. Considering the students’ enthusiasm for the subject matter (yes, they actually enjoyed talking about periods), […]

3 Ways to Make Your Voice Heard

Earlier this year, in the spirit of our #FierceWoman icon of the year, Malala Yousafzai, we set our intention for 2016 to be Exercising Your Feminine Voice and encouraged our readers and ourselves to ask how we would use that voice to create positive change. We wanted to check in on how those vocal cords, […]

#LetGirlsLearn About #HealthyMenstruation!

Yesterday First Lady Michelle Obama gave an empowering and convincing speech about the benefits the world has to gain from supporting the education of young girls. The talk was in support of the #LetGirlsLearn initiative she launched with President Obama last year and the World Bank’s commitment to invest $2.5 billion over five years in […]

A Solution to Menstrual Shaming in Rwanda and Schools

Imagine a school bathroom, shared by teenage girls and boys.  Perhaps unisex bathrooms make you uneasy, but even so, you probably envision a line of stalls, each with its own door, and a row of sinks with clean water, soap and paper towels. Now, envision this: instead of toilets, there’s a trench of deep pits […]

Our Five Favorite Recipes for PCOS

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is not only the leading cause of infertility in women, but also the culprit behind symptoms such as irregular periods, severe abdominal pain, rapid weight gain, depression, anxiety, excessive hair growth, increased testosterone levels, dark skin patches, acne, low libido, and thinning hair. PCOS is sometimes referred to as the […]

#FWOTM: Gretchen Ki Steidle, “The Mindful Warrior” of Global Grassroots

Before being nicknamed ‘The Mindful Warrior’ of Global Grassroots, Gretchen Ki Steidle began her humanitarian pilgrimage by first listening to and learning from the marginalized. From the deserts of Eastern Chad to the corners of Thailand and the townships of South Africa, Gretchen spent months speaking with survivors fleeing the genocide in Darfur, studying under […]

NYC: The Next Stop on the #TamponTax Elimination Express

From Obama to Vogue journalists, people are speaking out against the #tampontax and citing the need to increase access for women in need. Just last week, NYC’s Queens Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland announced a pilot program that will equip 25 high schools in low-income neighborhoods with free, stocked tampon dispensers to combat girls staying home from […]