Chelsea VonChaz is the founder and CEO of #HappyPeriod, a charitable organization that provides menstrual hygiene kits to homeless, low-income, and LGBTQ+ communities. After witnessing a homeless woman crossing the street in blood-stained undergarments, Chelsea discovered that pads and tampons are rarely donated, and shelters are not required to include funding for menstrual products in their operations budget. #HappyPeriod promotes self-esteem and self-efficacy surrounding menstruation, enabling those with low income or experiencing homelessness to readily maintain their menstrual care.
Chelsea joined the LOLA Collective as an educator in 2020. She is a passionate advocate for menstrual equity, working to fight period stigma, educate women about their periods, and provide a vital resource to communities nationwide. She is also a board member of Period Equity.