Madison Womack is the Founder and CEO of Barrier Babes, and is based out of Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up in St. Louis, where she learned of her passion for healthcare and equality within it. After finishing high school, she headed for the Sunflower State. Four years later, she received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Kansas, with a degree in Community Health and a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her favorite course, Human Sexuality, became a personal guide for her work to come. Post-graduation, she reflected on her own sex ed from middle and high school, which was a district-wide policy of "abstinence only" education. After exploring a few nonprofit organizations, Madison realized a lack of comprehensive education, specifically when it came to sexual health. Today, through an intersectional lens, Madison strives to find spaces to not only include education, but to require it. She hopes to change the language around sexual health education for the better.
Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Micheala Mathiesen is the Chief Operating Officer of Barrier Babes and is from Kansas City, Missouri. She kicked off her non-profit career in recruitment at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City. In 2018, Micheala collaborated with the local Homeless Period Project to host a Period Packing Party for the youth enrolled in the BBBSKC program. This is where her passion for addressing period poverty ignited. Micheala began pursuing her Master's in Public Administration with a Nonprofit Leadership emphasis at University of Missouri - Kansas City and completed her studies at the end of 2020. In her free time, Micheala organizes collection drives of various clothing and hygiene products for local shelters and delivers meals. She believes that clothing, food, shelter, and health resources must to be accessible and available to everyone, especially vulnerable populations in her community. Micheala hopes to utilize her passion and education to help Barrier Babes grow into a large-scale force of accessible inclusive sexual health education for all within Kansas City.
Chief Operating Officer
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