Rachel was honored as one of Glamour’s 20 Amazing Young Women at the 2010 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Read about the other honorees here.
Your “claim to fame” – aka why you were part of Glamour’s 20 Amazing Young Women!:
Rachel Nalebuff was honored as one of Glamour’s Women of the Year for her book, My Little Red Book which aims to remove the stigma of a girl’s period.
On the book’s website, mylittleredbook.net, Rachel writes:
My Little Red Book is an anthology of stories about first periods, collected from women of all ages from around the world.
Whatever a girl experiences or expects, she’ll find stories that speak to her thoughts and feelings. My Little Red Book aims to provide support, entertainment, and a starting point for discussion for mothers and daughters everywhere. Royalties from sales of the book are being donated to charities promoting women’s health and education. Let the dialog begin!
On the site, Rachel’s bio explains her inspiration for this project in which she edited 100 stories about periods.
Rachel Kauder Nalebuff was initially embarrassed by her first period, but the power of these recollections has rubbed off. She has come to embrace her own story (and has even used it as a conversation starter). Because she talked about periods…let’s just say more than once a month, it was inevitable that she would go down in her high school’s history as “the period girl.” She is absolutely cool with that.
Rachel is on a gap year before heading to Yale. In her free time, she plays guitar, rides/falls off her unicycle, and indulges in late-night pie baking with friends. She is donating all the proceeds of My Little Red Book to women’s health charities so that this book may benefit girls beyond its readers. My Little Red Book is her first published work.