“It’s really a welcoming place to provide acceptance, understanding, education and mental hygiene resources and care to marginalized communities so that they can really be able to reach their full potential,” Founder Lynette Medley said in a phone interview in advance of the official opening, which is slated for Saturday, February 20.
The only challenge that she faced going into this was the stigma in the community around menstrual care and the ideal of a menstrual hub opening. “I wanted to be intentional in calling it a menstrual hub. I wouldn’t water it down to a women’s center or empowerment center,” she said. “I was intentional about keeping it as a menstrual hub because the focus is on menstrual care and uterine care.”