What Working for an Inclusive Company Means to Me

What Working for an Inclusive Company Means to Me

A note from Kirs: just a little reflection, and Pride Month wrap-up.
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First of all, I hope everyone had a Happy Pride Month! You might hear some people, or you might be the person questioning “why do we even need Pride Month?” a lot of people assume that LGBTQ+ people have been accepted for a long time, but unfortunately this is not true. Most of us don’t have the privilege to truly be ourselves when we are at work.

I am a non-binary person with a period. Thankfully, I’m able to embrace my period and it doesn’t bring me much dysphoria, but I am lucky. Most trans people with periods would rather not have it, as it brings them even more discomfort than just physical!

This is the first job I have had, in my 15+ years in the workforce, that I truly have been able to be myself. I have followed Revol from their humble beginnings of hand-making undies from Sara’s parent’s home as ‘Revol Girl Lingerie’. It started as Sara’s final thesis collection in the same program I went to just after she graduated. I met her when she spoke to my class about how she was going to start doing period underwear full-time. 

In 2019, I spoke to Sara, explaining to her that it might be a good idea to drop the “girl” part of the brand to make it more gender neutral and inclusive to people with periods who aren’t women. Then it became Revol Undies! I was overjoyed that Sara took what I said to heart.

Fast forward to 2021, I started with Revol Undies and have done everything under the sun: from sewing the undies, to coming up with marketing strategy! I am a huge advocate for menstrual health and breaking the period taboo (majorly thanks to my mom’s positive and supportive attitude around periods when I was growing up) and fully believe that our undies can help so many people and will continue to outshine all others. Looking forward in 2024 and beyond, I know that my future at Revol Cares is bright despite the rollercoaster ride that it is to work at a start-up!

All-in-all, I am just one part of the care we have here because I care about people, and how much everyone deserves to feel safe and accepted in their day-to-day life. I am very grateful to be a part of a team that accepts me and the other LGBTQ+ people on our team for who we are. 🏳️‍🌈

Much love and take care,
Kirs (they/them)  ❤️

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