Mona = moon (Old English) Nara = joy (Greek)
At MONARA, we believe that the cycle that the female body experiences is like moon phases - natural, rhythmic, and beautiful. It's an experience that should be embraced rather than be seen as an embarrassing burden, and that starts with the first period.
Hi! I'm Jessica.
I first got interested in periods when my aunt panicked about explaining periods to my cousin and asked me for help.
As I was drawing diagrams and talking about my first period, I was hit by flashbacks of embarrassing accidents in middle school and unresolved confusion when I was a teenage girl. It occurred to me that girls should not feel ashamed, scared, and confused about a natural phenomenon of our bodies.
I founded Monara because I want to support all girls of my cousin's age to understand, appreciate, and prepare for their entrance into womanhood. It should be a beautiful experience.
Jessica first explored the area of menstruation health and founded MyCycleKit as a 2019-2020 Social Innovation Fellow, aiming to tackle PMS symptom management.
In summer 2020, the venture was selected to participate in the Breakthrough Lab, an intensive 8-week venture accelerator program, and Monara was born.
We are actively looking for mentors, collaborators, and investors.
Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to talk
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