Eiko La Boria
Eiko is a writer born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. She created The Flow Initiative after discovering that period poverty isn’t solely a problem in developing countries. She believes that ending period poverty must work in collaboration with menstrual equity in all restrooms and education in all classrooms in New Jersey. Over a decade ago while in Los Angeles, Eiko wrote about sexual harassment and assaults, now known as MeToo and TimesUp; when the topic was still considered taboo and untouchable.
FUN FACT 1: She was a WGAE East/Columbia University Screenwriting Fellow.
FUN FACT 2: She is a relative of Puerto Rican Poet, Juan Boria.
Collaborators in this initiative include:
The Flow Initiative identified a need for educating the Jersey City community about period poverty, a lack of access to period products and providing access of period products to the most vulnerable. We answered the calling to address this issue and fight for menstrual equity. There was a need for nonprofit work in this area, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community and the collaboration with The Rotary Club of Jersey City. The Flow Initiative plans to continue to expand in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey and throughout the United States.
The Flow Initiative conducted a survey with the exact demographic that we want to help. Below are some of our findings:
The Flow Initiative Statistical Survey: Experiences in Period Poverty of 100 Jersey City High School Girls.