As an adolescent girl, I was awed by the notion of becoming an adult woman. Like Margaret in Judy Blume's classic coming of age novel, "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret," I was obsessed with all the details, particularly menstruation, and on a semi-conscious level hoped that there would be some sort of fanfare when the momentous time came.
Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens
Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens are the co-founders of <a href="http://lunapads.com/" rel="nofollow">Lunapads</a>, a manufacturer and e-commerce retailer of natural feminine hygiene products, and <a href="http://lunapads.com/about-us/donate-pads" rel="nofollow">Pads4Girls</a>, a non-profit society that supports girls' education in the developing world. Their latest project, <a href="http://gdayforgirls.com/" rel="nofollow">G Day</a>, is a new global social movement anchored by day-long events that celebrate and empower girls ages 10-12. Tweet them at <a href="https://twitter.com/OhMadeleine" rel="nofollow">@OhMadeleine</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Luna_gal" rel="nofollow">@Luna_gal</a>.
Since its inception in 1993, Lunapads' business philosophy has been firmly grounded in the belief that capitalism can in fact be a powerful force for positive social change. In the early days people not only thought our products -- reusable feminine hygiene products -- were a bit odd; some even found them off-putting: not exactly a "marketer's dream."
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