Live Wire with Luke Burbank
with Naomi Ekperigin, Nadya Okamoto + more
Thu, Apr 4 at 7:30pm
Naomi Ekperigin is ball of talent wrapped in a cloak of charm surrounded by a cloud of delight. She’s a prolific actor, stand-up comedian, and writer who has written for "Great News", "Broad City", and HBO’s upcoming series "Mrs. Fletcher". She’s told hilarious and insightful jokes on "Late Night with Seth Meyers", HBO’s "2 Dope Queens", and in her very own Comedy Central half hour special. She also co-hosts the popular live show and podcast Couples Therapy which combines the fun of a comedy show with the intimacy of a therapy session. If you’re looking for the whole comedy package, then gleefully unwrap Naomi Ekperigin’s body of work.
Nadya Okamoto is doing something unusual - taking a leave of absence from Harvard to help change the narrative around menstrual periods. At just twenty years old, the Portland, OR native is the Executive Director of PERIOD (period.org), an organization she founded at the age of 16. Now the largest youth-run NGO in the field of women’s health, PERIOD’s mission is to celebrate and destigmatize menstrual cycles and provide products to those in need. Since 2014 they have arranged assistance for over 400,000 periods and registered over 230 campus chapters. Okamoto published her debut book, "Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement", in 2018. Nadya Okamoto is creating change and changing social norms. Period.