About Brazen

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2.3 billion humans have periods...

We Believe:

  • Women deserve equality in all its forms.
  • Menstruation isn't a curse. In fact, it's one of the most important indicators of your health. 
  • Periods are a necessary, messy, and beautiful part of life.
  • Menstrual products are necessary for sanitation, not optional, taxable, or luxury items. 
  • Access to healthcare isn't optional. It's a basic human right.
  • Every woman deserves to understand her period. Not to be frightened of, debilitated by, or judged for it.


Abstract painting with "WE HURT" in large letters to describe PMDD, severe period pains, menstrual bleeding and more 

About Brazen

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While the formation of Brazen was in 2015, founder and CEO Kirsten Karchmer has been an expert in the period world for over 20 years. She began her lifelong career helping all people with periods (and help others understand periods) with her acupuncture practice, after she saw tremendous health and wellness differences in her own life just years earlier. Noticing that the menstruation and period wellness world was lacking in supplements and products that were both effective, healthy and all natural, she started Brazen as a way to shake up the period world indefinitely.

"When I was 19 years old, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I was incredibly sick, tired all the time, and couldn’t walk without a cane. A friend recommended that I see an acupuncturist. At that point in my life, I was very skeptical about acupuncture but I was desperate to get better, so I gave it a try." Read more about Kirsten in her in-depth Q&A