The Red SEA
The Red SEA Collective is an intersectional menstrual equity organization based in Seattle, Washington dedicated to ending period poverty and stigma. We believe that menstruators in all spaces deserve basic and free access to period products. Since 2019, we’ve been working on projects from policy organizing to product drives to community conversations, aiming to educate and empower Seattle menstruators and allies to take action and fight for intersectional menstrual equity.
We are fighting for intersectional menstrual equity in all spaces of the everyday.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe in uplifting and empowering the diverse voices within our organization and community.
We believe in listening and responding to the needs of our diverse community, fellow Seattle-based organizations, and the menstrual justice space.
We firmly believe in continuing to value genuine honesty. The Red SEA is a safe space for people to be their true selves with one another.
Aggie Campana Tutia (she/her)
Aggie Campana Tutia founded The Red SEA as a way to contribute to her community and the menstrual justice movement. Outraged by her grad school research into menopause and design at the University of Washington, she knew she had the drive and skillset to fight for menstrual rights and set up the foundation for others to do so as well. Working across the board from policy to service to community engagement, Aggie dedicates herself to educating and enabling Seattle menstruators and allies to take action themselves when it comes to ending period poverty and stigma.
Kelsey Piva (she/her)
Meetings + Membership Lead
Kelsey Piva has 8 years of work, academic, and volunteer experience in domestic and international development. She taught in inner city New York, led gender equality efforts in Tajikistan, briefed Russian policy-makers on tech trends in higher education, and currently works to promote global health initiatives across Africa and Southeast Asia. As Meeting Lead for the Red Sea, Kelsey challenges our community to gather puroposefully while honoring the Red Sea’s mission to fight for intersectional menstrual equity.
Brahm Coler (he/him)
Finance + Fundraising Lead
Brahm Coler joined The Red SEA as its Financial and Fundraising lead to help develop the organization’s financial standing as it advances a mission of reducing menstrual inequity in the Seattle community. Brahm is a second-year medical student and hopes that his involvement with The Red SEA will help address intersecting social causes that relate to menstrual equity, be they gender neutrality, educational opportunities, workplace settings, reproductive healthcare, and poverty/homelessness.
Colleen Medlock (she/her)
Social Media Lead
Colleen Medlock is the Social lead for The Red SEA working to build an inclusive, dynamic, and collaborative social community that furthers The Red SEA’s mission of intersectional menstrual equity and ending period stigma. Professionally Colleen consults with healing, health, and wellness brands and practitioners on branding and digital marketing. She lives in (mostly) sunny Los Angeles with her husband Andrew and their rescue dog Whistle.
Dana Ringler (she/her)
Dana Ringler is a writer, runner, and thinker local to Bellingham, Wash. As the Blog lead for The Red SEA, she works to bring the stories behind menstrual equity work to life. Having recently graduated from The George Washington University where she studied International Development, the year 2020 inspired Dana to work locally to improve quality of life where concrete action is possible — menstrual equity is one of those spaces. Outside of The Red SEA, Dana is a legal assistant at a Public Defense office, enjoys reading science fiction, and aspires to be a friendly cat lady.
Olga Laskin (she/her)
Local Policy Lead
Olga is an experienced campaign staffer and reproductive justice advocate with a passion for fighting period poverty, particularly at its intersection with the unhoused community. Over the past couple years she has managed successful city-wide, county-wide, and state-level campaigns. Most recently, she managed the successful Harborview Health for All campaign securing $1.74B in funding for King County public health institutions. Olga is excited to collaborate with The Red SEA community in her role as the Local Policy Lead to help further grassroots policy efforts across the Puget Sound and beyond!
Conrad Cipoletti (he/him)
State Policy Lead
Conrad is a serial volunteer and local political junkie. A lifelong Washingtonian, Conrad leads The Red SEA’s State Policy efforts. He is proud to be a male ally in the fight for menstrual equity! Outside his day job as a software salesperson, Conrad enjoys the visual and performing arts, travel excursions, exploring bookstores, microdoses of live music, and fretting about the West Seattle Bridge.
Chetan Soni (he/him)
Federal Policy Lead
Chetan is an experienced policy lead and advocate. Over the past years he has passed several bills, resolutions and letters pertaining to human rights in congress. A new Seattleite, Chetan proudly leads federal policy at The Red SEA.
Outside of working on federal policy, Chetan likes to play tennis, go on runs, and bake. Chetan is excited to work on federal policy at The Red SEA!
Riya Sharma (she/her)
Community Organizing Lead
Riya Sharma joined The Red SEA as the Community Organizing Lead, and has a passion for emphasizing intersectionality in the fight for menstrual justice. Engaging community and building coalition across mutual-aid and justice groups, Riya's work involves organizing community-based actions. With experience and connections with youth-justice orgs all around the state, Riya believes in keeping BIPOC menstruators and their voices at the front of the fight for menstrual equity.
In her free time, Riya loves listening to music, reading, or hiking. As a current high school junior at The Overlake School, Riya hopes to pursue journalism and sociology, while staying active in the field of community organizing.
Eva Schwartz (she/her)
Eva Schwartz has been with The Red SEA since the very beginning, working as the Service Lead. Working to eradicate period poverty through concrete action in the Service Circle, Eva believes that menstrual equity can help eliminate the cyclical aspects of poverty, empowering menstruators worldwide.
When she’s not working on The Red SEA work, Eva is a current senior at Seattle Prep high school. She enjoys her part-time front desk job at a local gym, running with friends after school, and reading for fun. She is very excited to major in International Relations in college, hopefully going into the International Security/Global Development track!