Hilary Duff ("Younger") on Being a Mom, Confidence & Period Poverty #BlogHer20 Health

Hilary Duff ("Younger") on Being a Mom, Confidence & Period Poverty #BlogHer20 Health

Super-mom, Actress, and Chief Brand Officer of Veeda and Happy Little Camper Hilary Duff joined us at #BlogHer20 Health for an inspiring sit-down where she talked being a parent, being a boss, and why we should all be talking to our daughters (and sons!) about periods.

We’ve all thought about what it would be like to have a chat and seek advice from our imaginary bestie, Hilary Duff. #BlogHer20 Health attendees had that chance when she sat down with her long-time pal Jessica Hall on our stage this month. The two talked about parenting, how hectic it can be to juggle a profession and raising awesome children, and all about Hilary’s fairly-new role as Chief Brand Officer for Naturalena products Veeda and Happy Little Camper. Hilary launched her partnership with Naturalena Brands and their two brands – Veeda, their plant-based feminine care line offering natural tampons, pads, and liners, and Happy Little Camper, which offers all natural and earth-friendly diapers and wipes. They’re cost-effective, all natural and a premium quality solutions and working tirelessly to bring plant-based feminine car to the bathrooms, bags, and back-pockets of every gal. Who better to share their story than the woman who made our uncomfortable 13-year old selves confident?
When asked how she found Veeda products, Hilary shared that it was a process of trial and error once she realized how many chemicals go into the typical tampon – and how ashamed she was that she hadn’t thought to question the ingredients of her usual tampon brand sooner.

“I had been using the same fem care for 20 years and never thinking about changing and not considering what was in it…It’s sitting in your body for hours, 7-10 days every month and they’re not telling us what’s in it? It’s shocking.” – Hilary, at #BlogHer20 health

Hilary was hooked on Veeda once she discovered their products – and shouting her love for the products from the rooftops. “I went to my team and said, is there a bigger conversation we can have with these company? Because at that point I was basically an unofficial ambassador for it in my mom circles.” Thank goodness she did! By the end of her time on stage, the former Disney star left us feeling some serious #PeriodPride.

Hilary and Jessica happily chatted about their respective parenting styles as well. When asked for the best piece of parenting advice she’s received, Hilary lauded the many parenting classes she’s taken in LA – “I pick and choose what I want to implement in my household from those classes – and who I am as a mother.” Hilary also advocated for parents to teach their children that periods are nothing to be ashamed of, and a natural part of life. We’re also SO here for her decision to educate her son and her daughter about periods in the same way.

“It’s about retraining the way we think and the way we teach our kids about our period and something that goes on in your body – we should be proud about…. (I believe in) talking to my son about it who’s seven and making sure he’s cool with it and understands it and is completely informed.”

Hilary Duff is an award-winning multi-faceted actress, singer & businesswoman. She first emerged on the public’s radar as the star of Disney’s enormously successful TV show Lizzie McGuire and currently stars as Kelsey Peters on the critically acclaimed TV Land series Younger from Sex and the City creator Darren Star. Duff also has a global prolific and successful singing career, with more than 15 million records sold worldwide and five consecutive top five album chart debuts. In 2019, Duff launched her partnership with Naturalena Brands and their two brands – Happy Little Camper, which offers all natural and earth-friendly diapers and wipes, and Veeda, their plant-based feminine care line offering natural tampons, pads, and liners. As Happy Little Camper and Veeda’s Chief Brand Officer, Duff will help bring high quality, cost-effective, natural, and eco-friendly solutions to consumers worldwide.

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