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Founder and designer of Kind Cup, Christine Brown, grew up in a small agricultural beach town in Southern California. A sixth-generation Carpinterian, Brown is a part-time avocado farmer, and American Sign Language teacher and advocate. Brown studied Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College, and Deaf Studies: Cultural Studies for graduate school in Washington D.C. at Gallaudet University.  

In this episode Marjorie and Christine Brown discuss:

  • How menstrual cups work and why they can be a much better alternative to tampons and pads.
  • How Christine came up with the idea for Kind Cup.
  • The design elements that make Kind Cup unique.
  • Marjorie’s personal experiences with menstrual cups over the last 15 years and why she loves the Kind Cup design.
  • What to consider when choosing a menstrual cup that works best with your body and lifestyle.

Resources from Christine Brown:

  • Direct Relief – Kind Cup’s non-profit partner ( – Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.
  • Intersectional Environmentalist Group ( – A platform for resources, information, and action steps to support intersectional environmentalism and dismantle systems of oppression in the environmental movement, led by environmental activists and sustainability advocates.
  • Put a Cup in It ( – A collection of resources about reusable menstrual products overall and great general info if you are new to the conversation about menstrual cups
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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