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Aug 17, 2023

Mary Kenner, an unsung hero whose contributions have left an indelible mark on the world of household and personal care products with her groundbreaking innovations. Mary Kenner's journey was marked by both ingenuity and adversity.

From a young age, she displayed a remarkable curiosity and a desire to make a difference. As an African American woman navigating a world plagued by racial discrimination, her path was anything but easy. Despite facing immense challenges, Kenner's determination fueled her creative spirit and led her to invent products that would change the lives of countless individuals.

One of Mary's most groundbreaking inventions – the sanitary belt. A precursor to the modern menstrual pad, the sanitary belt provided a revolutionary solution for women to manage their menstrual flow comfortably and effectively. Her lesser-known yet equally impactful inventions, including an improved bathroom tissue holder, a back washer for showers, and a toilet paper holder.

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