Natalia Fernandez | Founder
Hi! I'm Nat, and I'm thrilled to share "period" with you. It has been a dream of mine to launch this social entrepreneurship and I thank you in advance for your support!
A bit about myself- I'm a first generation Cuban-American with a large family, including 9 siblings. I went to an arts high school in Kissimmee, Florida where I was a drama major and I loved using the arts as a form of human interconnectivity. I was a Rotary Youth Exchange Student from 2014 to 2015 in Denmark, and had studied in Madrid, Spain for a year shortly after. In 2019 I graduated from Flagler College with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Marketing, and today I am pursuing an MBA in Sustainable Business and MA in Leadership and Workplace Conflict Resolution at Maharishi International University.
During my time in St. Augustine, Florida, I became involved in a college club called Enactus - a club focused on improving the livelihoods of others through entrepreneurial action. This is where I discovered my love of helping others through entrepreneurial solutions.
I was diagnosed with PMDD in 2017, and it changed my life. It has not been easy dealing with this hormonal disorder, and due to the lack of resources, I developed a strong desire to improve the livelihoods of those who struggle with PMDD.
It's not an easy thing to be vulnerable with strangers online about a debilitating disorder, but that's the beauty in this project- to use art as a platform of sharing stories of PMDD. I think by sharing our stories, we all become a bit closer to one another, and become more understanding as a whole.
Blake Ann Baylor | Print Designer
Hi I’m Blake! I am the print designer for “period”. I am a current graduate student at Savannah College of Art and Design getting a MFA in Textile Design. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and graduated with an undergraduate degree from Penn State. I was diagnosed with PMDD in 2019. I hope that "period” will bring awareness to PMDD and create a loving community.