WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – HONORING BLACK HER-STORIES
Kevin Goins, Cheryl Washington – Contributing Writers
Angelo Ellerbee – President, Double XXposure Media Relations
Mary Kenner, she came up with the idea of a belt to hold a menstrual towel in the 1920s, but it was not until 1956 when she was able to raise enough money for the expensive patent process. Her invention held a pad in place in a ‘highly efficient manner’ as well as being ‘easy to use’. Thus creating the menstrual belt, the precursor to the removable pad.