"As Trees turn to the sun, babies turn to their mothers breast. Such is the way." - Anonymous
It has come to my attention this week that a magnificent board game called 'The Period Game' is in existence. As the name suggests, this is a game that attempts to explain the process of menstruation in a fun and engaging matter for young girls.
Code Red is an organization that provides feminine hygiene products and personal care items to homeless women. It was founded by Ileri Jaiyeoba back when she was in high school (she is currently a freshman at New York University) and I had a chance to interview this inspiring teen recently.
Hello beautiful people. I am pleased to announce that a Spanish edition of the Female Empowerment Bracelet is now available for purchase.
It is important to be able to reach as many young women as possible, especially when the product is as universal as this bracelet that explains the menstrual cycle. It is my hope that this Spanish edition will be successful and will make those of you who have requested it happy.
we have a new item in our shop...a
greeting card that comes with a Female Empowerment Bracelet and instructions and a brief sentiment. This is an ideal way to acknowledge and celebrate a young woman crossing the bridge from childhood to womanhood with respect.
Women have been intimately linked to the moon since the beginning. Our cycles are similar in length and consistently entwined. There is a bio-magnetic response our bodies have to the moon, similar to the ocean and her tides.
"Marginalized girls are vulnerable to poor reproductive health and more likely to become mothers while still children themselves. They have a right to understand and control their own bodies and shape their own lives."
Even if you've never done yoga before, don't let that dissuade you from trying it. It is called a yoga practice because even experienced yogis can find more to discover about the limitations (or lack thereof) of their bodies and spirit, and each day can bring a new serenity that you carry forward into your life.
I'm sure most of you know her story but for those who don't, I encourage you to obtain a copy of 'The Diary of Anne Frank'. This diary was her honest depiction of life in hiding and the thoughts and fears that accompanied it. Her diary has been a classroom staple for generations for its depiction of war and its effect on the human spirit.
the day was incredibly inspiring and empowering to my daughter and no doubt to all the lucky girls who attended. It provided a safe space where girls can come together and be respected, heard, encouraged, supported and valued. I ask, what can be better than that?
In the developed world, poverty stricken and homeless women also find access and funds for feminine protection to be a struggle. Imagine having to choose between buying a box of pads or dinner?
Prize consists of a Female Empowerment Bracelet, DivaCup and a t-shirt. Prize valued at $60
I know a bit about periods and how to use pads and tampons and that the fact that since I get my period means I could get pregnant if I have sex but that's really it. I do go to a Catholic school so I'm not sure if that has to do with the lack of information. I know nothing about the changing moods and this PMS you're talking about or what happens at ovulation.
Having such a wonderful friend was empowering to me on so many levels. Truthfully, she was a large part of how the whole idea of Feby came to be a reality. As it happened, it was during one of our evenings together at her place that I came up with the idea of a bracelet as a calendar for the menstrual cycle while we were discussing how even at our age, our periods seem to sneak up on us. Straight away she said "That's a great idea. Something to keep track of when it will come again would be awesome. A bracelet!
Do you find that you frequently get a migraine headache a day or two before you get your period? My youngest daughter who is 17 does on a monthly basis and upon investigating this I discovered that this is quite common and they are called menstrual migraines. Menstrual migraines are a result of plunging oestrogen levels which occurs routinely a few days before the onset of menstruation.
Sharing information on what it means to be a young woman is a huge benefit to those just beginning their womanly journey and strengthens the bond of community and sisterhood and I honestly cannot imagine a better way to spend a few hours.
International Women's Day was created to seek and realize the human rights to all and achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.