Meet the Founder
CLARENCE THOMAS III
I was UNAWARE until...
I received a text with a video attached from a good friend who was preparing to launch a company with a flagship product that
he felt would bring better health and safety to girls and women alike. I watched this video and was absolutely both amazed and disheartened at the same time. Being a single father and custodial parent of a 15-year old girl at the time, I was familiar somewhat because I was responsible for purchasing her sanitary napkins every month. But when my friend, also a father, acclimated me to what and why my little girl goes through her issues potentially as a result of the store brands that we thought were safe, I was taken aback, mortified, and shocked at what I had just learned. To think that my ignorance was contributing to her discomfort and the issues she was enduring, I made a decision to advocate for better health for her and other girls and women alike. And thus, the women's menstrual health initiative, Far Above Rubies Global, was born.
I have learned that many giants in this menstrual tampons and pads industry have chosen to elevate PROFIT above PROTECTION for our women and girls who rely on these products to manage their menstrual flow. The common practice for them being derived from the petroleum industry and forestry has been unknown and unaddressed for decades, but now it is time for change through bringing awareness.
I have partnered with the Justice for My Jewel Campaign as well as World Menstrual Hygiene Day to help open the dialogue about equality, dignity, and transparency regarding menstruation for all females worldwide. My team and I conduct Focus Groups, Panel Discussions, and Community Awareness events around the country with a focus on reaching the world.
My name is Clarence Thomas III, I’m a father, a son, a Pastor, an uncle, a brother, and a friend to many.