As the year comes to a close, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you, for your support, enthusiasm and belief that educating girls about their menstrual cycle and the changes that occur all month long, both physically and emotionally, is an important cause.
Indeed, it was just revealed by a study conducted by Oxford University that girls in Africa are 17% more likely to stay in school if they are given two simple things - pads to manage their menstruation and an education about puberty including menstruation. That's a pretty powerful statistic and speaks volumes about the importance of a young girl understanding her body.
Of course, it's not just African girls that need this knowledge. Girls all over the world are often left uninformed or perhaps worse, misinformed, about what exactly happens every day of the month and why.
Let's continue to change this one day at a time, one girl at a time, and persist in smashing the shame that still lingers around this most natural occurrence.
I hope you enjoy yourself this holiday season, and find time to appreciate how amazing you are.
Happy June everyone!
The iconic actress Marilyn Monroe was born this day in 1926. Although it has been over 50 years since her death, her image and words still enthrall the masses with their beauty and inspiration. The reasons for her enduring influence are plenty and I believe she is an ideal personification of female empowerment. She was constantly trying to improve herself and surrounded herself with people whose talent and intelligence she admired and this infused her confidence and will. She knew the power her beauty bestowed her and used it to full advantage with well-rehearsed facial expressions and body language. She also continually honed her craft of acting and her desire to be a decent and loving human being.
Please take a moment now to enjoy the marvelous Marilyn, darling!