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Our Story

"It's Time to Ax the Tax"

Co-founders Yochi and Makenzie are high-school students who were inspired to start Project Pink Tax in 2021 because of a video. One day, Yochi was simply browsing through Youtube when she stumbled upon a video detailing how homeless women deal with their periods. Before this moment, she had only ever considered access to food, shelter, and clothing as the main struggles for people facing poverty, never once considering how challenging period hygiene must be without a steady supply of pads, tampons, or liners. Appalled, she showed this video to Makenzie who too was shocked. Right away they knew that they had to do something to combat period poverty in their community and help these people, as they should not be forced to make a monthly tradeoff between food or menstrual care. 

"It was just a simple video, yet it had such an impact."

Check Out the Video for Yourself!





Hey there!

My name is Yochi Hobson

A little bit about me: since childhood I’ve always been passionate about rectifying issues related to poverty and the environment, as I remember always finding small ways to combat these problems in my day-to-day life. Now, in my free time I volunteer at organizations like Martha’s Table and the Rock Creek Conservancy, but it is so rewarding to know that I’m making a strong impact with my work at Project Pink Tax. Also, I used to be a competitive gymnast so I love to stay active!

Hey there!

My name is Makenzie Reilly

I am a lover of music, analytics, and all things sports. I have a passion for helping others, especially those that are marginalized. I want to make my mark on the world by having a positive impact on others. My love for travel has driven my desire to understand other cultures so that I can be a more inclusive person and leader. Also, I love to go to concerts, especially to see Harry Styles! I have already seen him 4 times!


Our Partners

Here at Project Pink Tax, we recognize the importance of building community. Thus, we are thankful for each of our wonderful partners.

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