Here is a little bit more about the women and idea behind The PMS Company
HOW IT ALL STARTED...
Lia, as many other girls, has been told to start with the pill by the age of 12 when she got her first period with the promise to "regulate it", and learned way too late it was not a wise choice. She has been suffering with hormone related weight gain, PMS symptoms and depression for years now, but finally took matters in her own hands and decided to do the research and learn the best practices to deal with her body.
Finally reaching the 3.0 in life came with a lot of learnings, including a "stop caring about what others say" phase which is still kicking in, but drove to the start of The PMS Company.
Andréa took contraceptives from a very early age to control her menstruation, due to the high flow of blood, and also because she was a swimming athlete.
She thought that being sick from contraceptives, feeling pain during sexual intercourse, having mood swings and headaches were normal. Only after many years with the luck of having met some good professionals (gynecologists, nutritionists, psychologists), becoming a mother and reading good books, today she understands a little better herself and her body .
Lia's PMS Type: Ready to attack even at the slightest inconvenience, short tempered, sometimes in pain and the crave to eat a chocolate elephant.
Andrea's PMS Type: Likes to lie quietly under the covers, watching a movie in her comfy clothes, eating something salty, like French fries.
We don't want you to start learning about your body only when you really have a problem or want to decide to be a mother, we want you to find out now, what took us 30 years to learn. Information is emPOWERment.
WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO
Lia was born in Brazil (but never fit what society wanted there), spent 4 years in Spain and has been living in Berlin for the past 10 years. Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English and German.
She loves concerts, festivals, discovering new places and everywhere where there is water in sight (except bathtubs, she is really not a fan of those).
Lia has been working with Internet content for the past 7 years and is taking a turn to product and marketing. At the PMS Company she is responsible for developing the product (our subscription Box), partnerships and a killer marketing strategy.
Andréa was born in Brazil and has been living in Berlin for the past 3 years, enjoying the scenery and adapting to the new culture and language. She is a mom learning every day with her little angel.
She likes the little pleasures in life like having a long breakfast, lying on the grass and feeling the warmth of the sun, listening to the sound of the sea. A handicraft enthusiast, she knows a little bit about everything.
Andréa is a product designer. After 11 years working in companies and industrial scale. She would like to entrepreneurship in something she believes in and can really make people feel better. At the PMS Company she is responsible for the creative direction and product experience.