Our Team

At Bleed Shamelessly, we have an incredible team of youth activists who work both in and outside of Southern Wisconsin to promote menstrual equity and reproductive justice!

Lead Organizers

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Cameron Craig

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Cameron is a nonbinary activist and student passionate about LGBTQ+ advocacy, trans issues, disability justice, reproductive rights and menstrual equity. Their work is facilitated by their work in GSAFE's Youth Activist Committee, their schools' Gender Equity Association (GEA) and Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA). They also can be seen in Madison theatre, both on and off stage, and work to create more equitable practices and safe spaces within the theatre community.

Nitya Patil

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Nitya is a current junior who believes in menstrual equity, no matter a person's identity. She works to address racial discrimination in menstrual hygiene and works to focus on local community issues! She has worked with Bleed Shamelessly and is a part of her school's Gender Equity Association. She's passionate about making the community a more equitable and fair place for people of all walks of life! 

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Organizing Team

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Emily is a senior at Vel Philips memorial and a social media organizer. This is her third year as part of Bleed Shamelessly. They are passionate about activism through an intersectional lens to address institutionalized racism and its effects on menstruators. 

Emily Cai

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Amy Yao

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Amy is a senior at Vel Phillips Memorial High School and dual enrolled at UW, and a social media manager organizer for Bleed Shamelessly. She's passionate about accessibility, environmental justice, and youth homelessness. They're a part of Green Club, Dane County Youth Environmental Committee, In Pursuit of Sunshine, and she's committed to providing equitable assistance to her community! 

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Charlie Dargan

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Charlie Dargan is a student activist who is currently a freshman at Madison West high school. They are passionate about  reproductive rights, gun control, mental health advocacy, and trans rights. They’ve done work with planned parenthood, March For Our Lives, GSAFE, and more, and they hope to do much more for Madison, and the world.

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Christine Negovani

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Christine is a junior at both Memorial High School and MATC. She is a part of the Dane County Youth Environmental Committee, By Youth For Youth, and GSAFE’s Youth Activist Council. She is passionate about social justice with an emphasis on sustainability, and is always searching for ways to make an impact.

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Mihika Shivakumar

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Mihika is a current senior at Vel Phillips Memorial high school. She has worked with Bleed Shamelessly in the past through her schools' Gender Equity Association, and is passionate about making her community more menstrually equitable! 

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Gersely Ríos

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Gersely is a senior at Vel Phillips Memorial High School and a School Outreach Coordinator. She’s the co-president of the Young Progressives club at her school and part of the volunteering club Spartan Youth Service. As an immigrant, she is deeply passionate about social justice, education and destigmatization of menstruation and mental health in the Latine community,

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Lavenia Vulpal

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Lavenia is a current Junior in charge of School Outreach for Bleed Shamelessly. Outside of Bleed Shamelessly, she is very involved around her school and district. She is the President of MMSD Student Senate, Board of Education Safety and Student Wellness Committee Co-Chair, and President of the Student Support Foundation. Lavenia is very passionate about menstrual education and racial justice. She has worked with Bleed Shamelessly in the past to distribute menstrual products to schools and shelters. 

Advisory Team

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Maggie Di Sanza

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Maggie is the founder of Bleed Shamelessly, and grassroots activist for reproductive justice and gender equity. Maggie has worked with Vote16 Madison, the Sexual & Reproductive Health Alliance of Dane County, and the Rape Crisis Center. Maggie is currently to study English and Non-Profit Management at the University of Texas at Austin