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Meet Rachel, our new Pads4Girls Intern!

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 by Rachel

rachel Meet Rachel, our new Pads4Girls Intern!

Hi, I’m Rachel! I’m so excited to be the newest part of the Lunapads family. I’m especially happy about working with the Pads4Girls program as it encompasses so much of what I am passionate about.

I grew up in a small city in Alberta, and have often told people my entire personality is based on the fact that I am a middle child, since I have always tended towards peacemaking and conflict avoidance. I am a happy introvert content with being alone in my own thoughts, a book, or a nice hot beverage.

I grew up wanting to graduate from high school and become a stay at home Mom with copious amounts of children. Somewhere along the way, however, my desires grew and I longed for more experiences and adventure. I have since then studied and lived in Calgary, BC and Ottawa along with travelling to Hungary, Austria, Germany, France, England, Kenya, and many more states and provinces than I can count.

I went to Kenya in 2012 as a dream come true after years of studying Africa and desiring to one day visit. I went with my University and while there worked on a development project where we taught a local tailoring group how to make reusable feminine pads. Since I had minor sewing skills and a passion for women’s empowerment I was very excited about this project!

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Meet our Ambassador Coordinator: Jennifer

Monday, December 9th, 2013 by Lunapads Team

JenniferLipka Meet our Ambassador Coordinator: Jennifer

You know when you just find the right menstrual product for you? None of them you really love, but you find one that is just comfortable enough not to drive you crazy. That was me a year ago with Always and Tampax. One day when I had run out of my favorite but still horribly uncomfortable pads, I got lazy and decided to steal some pads from my sister.

It was horrible and I was frustrated. I thought why can’t I just wear something as comfortable as my underwear? I had heard about cloth pads from my sister in passing one time so I decided to google ‘cloth pads, Vancouver’ and Lunapads was first in the list of search results. I think I spent around 6 hours just absorbing all of the information on the site: the blog, the testimonials, the different patterns, the instructional videos, the health benefits and more. I was sold, not just on the pads and the DivaCup but on everything and anything that Lunapads stands for, promotes and supports.

24 hours later, I got my package in the mail and tested them out. Not only did I like the products for myself, but I had this urge to help other women have the period revelation I had. Through Lunapads’ Ambassadors program, I’ve been able to support the women in my life to better appreciate their periods. Now I’ve had the opportunity to expand with Lunapads by coaching and assisting the other Ambassadors, as well as organizing LunaCircles (gatherings to explore connections to fertility and menstruation) here at Lunapads!

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Meet the Lunagals: Anika

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 by Lunapads Team

anikabioframe Meet the Lunagals: AnikaMy name is Anika and I have been the production manager here at Lunapads for over three months now. I work alongside a wonderful team of women where I oversee production and help to develop new products. I am happy to be working for a company that does such an amazing job celebrating women and their bodies.

I have always felt proud to be having periods and I think it has something to do with my first experiences with menstruation. When I was growing up my mom and her friends would have what they would call “women’s meetings” where they would get together to do tarot card readings and talk about relationships. Usually during these meet-ups I played nearby with the other children. Once in a while though, when one of us kids started to menstruate a huge party would be held to celebrate. There would be food, music and lots of laughing.

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Meet the Lunagals: Christa

Friday, June 1st, 2012 by Lunapads Team

christa intro Meet the Lunagals: ChristaHello, Lunapads fans! I’m the newest addition to the Lunapads team and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it. I’m working the “front of the house” so if you call us on the telephone, send us an email, or hook up to the live chat feature on our website here, it’ll probably be me you’ll be talking to!

I was born in south-western Ontario but moved here to Vancouver just in time for Expo’ ‘86 (remember the Rainbow Wars?) and high school. I was initially ambivalent about leaving behind the family and friends I had back east but it didn’t take long for me to realize how lucky I was to have found my way to the coast. I love the ocean, the mountains, the rain forest, the trees and all the wildlife with my whole being; and I love that Vancouver is cosmopolitan city with small-town heart.

I went directly into the Fine Arts program at Capilano College when I got out of high school, and while I really enjoyed my time there I also felt the need to get out of “the nest” and never really pursued much in visual arts once I left there. My college sweetheart and I ended up moving in together with a motley collection of room mates in a series of apartments and houses in various neighbourhoods all over the Lower Mainland. During that time I was a mild-mannered administrative assistant by day and wild party girl by night.  Then, in 1996 my sweetheart proposed. We married ourselves with our feet in the sea at Refuge Cove (on Redonda Island) on the autumnal equinox; and from that union we have two beautiful and brilliant children: Julian, who was born in 1997 and Astrid, who was born in 2001. (As an aside, If you can name which 60’s super group inspired their names, I’ll give you a cookie.) I love motherhood with all its highs and lows and have learned a lot about patience, communication, respect, and playfulness from my kids.

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Meet the Lunagals: Morgan

Monday, January 14th, 2008 by Morgan

morganintro Meet the Lunagals: Morgan

Well it looks like I am next on the role call! I found my way to Lunapads in December of 2007 and have been quietly learning the ropes without so much as a squeak in terms of blog-writing so I guess its time I introduced myself.

I grew up on an organic farm in the sleepy little town of Metchosin BC on Vancouver Island. If nearby Victoria is known for its population “Newlyweds and Nearly-Deads” then Metchosins’ handle would be something like “Sheep Farmers and Old Timers”.

Childhood consisted of a lot of tearing around outside, playing with/ running away from farm animals and absorbing my parent’s vast knowledge of organic agriculture. At a very young age I tried my hand at growing my own food and was very successful. I still do it to this day when my living situation permits it.

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Meet the Team: Lisa

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 by Lisa

meetlisa Meet the Team: Lisa

Well, hello there! Lisa here; resident web wizard, graphic designer, and office dj. I arrived on Lunapads’ doorstep in 2006 when I was hired to help out with order packing and shipping while a staff member was away for the summer. Since then, I’ve dabbled in just about every job there is here. These days, I focus most of my attention on managing our website & blog, using social media, and designing print and online marketing materials & campaigns.

I was born an only child in Quebec and raised in a rapidly sprawling bedroom community of southern Ontario. There, I spent my young days merrily climbing my home town’s garbage mountain, swimming its fake lakes, aimlessly wandering its many strip mall parking lots, and creating my own fantastic dream world out of the so-called tedium that surrounded me.

My first introduction to period positivity came thru my association with riot grrrl as a teenager. I learned about menstrual activism, diy gynecological care, reproductive justice issues (& more) in the zines my penpals sent me, and was totally inspired. Friends in other cities encouraged me to seek out other feminists to start a riot grrrl chapter with, and that’s what I did. We included a simple, diy cloth pad pattern in one of our collaborative zines, and told anyone who would listen about the merits of a menstrual cup. 15 years later, here I am at Lunapads.

I care about: queer art & liberation, femme magic, social justice, trans inclusion, intersectional feminism, fat activism, hip hop, outsider art, cat whispering, rainy days & thunderstorms, abandoned places, secret hideouts, gardening, cooking, photography, graphic design, folklore, friuli, fluffy clouds, birds & wolves, learning something new every day, and reveling in the wit, sass & sarcasm of those I hold near & dear.

Meet the Lunagals: Madeleine

Monday, June 5th, 2006 by Madeleine

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I am so excited to be here writing to all you wonderful women who do us the honor of being curious about who we are and what we do.

A few brief biographical details about me: I was born and raised here in Vancouver, and attended University in Ontario prior to doing a lot of traveling and working abroad. I am an enraptured parent to Genevieve (or Miss Milk, as she is commonly known), who was born on April 10, 2005. I am married to her Dad, a very sweet man called Tim, who is an incredible source of love and support to me.

Some other random personal tidbits: I am a left-handed Capricorn with a wicked sweet tooth who is also a proud reformed smoker, tennis enthusiast (although I refuse to keep score), novel-reader, armchair fashionista and gardener.

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Meet the Lunagals: Suzanne

Monday, June 5th, 2006 by Suzanne

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Hey Lunagals everywhere, here is my intro to the blogosphere. It’s exciting, as I’ve often fantasized about blogging  so that I could share with others the story about the birth of  my boys and my personal journeys.  Plus, I really enjoy reading a few friends’ blogs as well as lurking in the local motheringdotcommune discussion boards. But, I never got around to creating my own blog. So, Lunapads’ foray into the world wide blog is my chance! And it’s been really fun learning how to use the blogging tools and writing stories and comments on what is going on in my mind.

I was born and raised in Victoria BC by immigrant parents from China who moved to Canada looking for a better life.  I moved to Vancouver in the early 80′s to attend university and get a business degree and become a Chartered Accountant…

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Meet the Lunagals: Gonie

Monday, June 5th, 2006 by Guest

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Ever since in my life, I haven’t put my mind to a blog or thoughts surrounded my self, because in my reality, as a human being I will exist through my belief to my passion, which is my work satisfaction. I’ve been encouraged to blog about myself, when I’ve heard such words or stories from my co-workers about Lunapads’ foray into the worldwide blog and it ignited my enthusiasm and curiosity to the concept!

As a Filipino woman I can describe myself as a workaholic. I was given a proper determination in life that was shadowed by my mothers discipline when I was still young. My dad died just a year after I was born, but with the full love of my mom I enjoyed my childhood life till I became an adult.

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