CEO & Founder of Tidal Babe Period Bank
In 2014, Megan was pregnant with her second child and learned diapers are not covered by food stamps or WIC. She read stories about babies being left in the same diaper for days, disposable diapers being reused, and the infections children get from a lack of clean diapers. As a parent, she couldn’t imagine what it would feel like to not be able to provide for the basic needs of your babies, and tried to find a diaper bank in Cincinnati to volunteer with. When nothing turned up, an idea took shape, and Megan envisioned an organization that could work with social service agencies in Cincinnati to make sure every baby in the city she loves had clean diapers. In the fall of 2015, Megan attended the Unpolished Conference for entrepreneurs at Crossroads Church in Oakley, and it proved to be the spark she needed to stop ignoring the call she felt to start a diaper bank. Two years into Sweet Cheeks, Megan learned about period poverty and became passionate about making sure that girls get to go to school every day of the month. She’s thrilled her team has rallied around a new way to serve low-income individuals in our community. When she’s not growing the organization, Megan spends time with her two kiddos, Archer and Elsa, and her husband, Brian.