Posts tagged #teenage girls

Empowerment Starts Young

Hello beautiful people! I hope April was good to you and that like me, you're delighted to welcome the month of May and all the positive things that come along with it...flowers, warm weather, birdsong, kids returning from college for the summer, longer days and a cheerful optimism.

April was super busy and oh-so-good. My favourite day was just this past Friday where I was once again fortunate to attend the Sister2Sister conference in downtown Toronto. The event brings together grade 8 female students from 8 public schools in a low-income district of this fair city.  The morning was filled with workshops galore and I hosted the "Menstrual Management" one with Angele from DivaCup.

We had a lot to cover in just an hour including the basics of menstruation, all the different products available to manage it including disposable pads and tampons, reusable pads (I had the audacity to bring in samples that I sewed myself and believe me when I say I am nothing like Martha Stewart so they were more than slightly imperfect!!), and the DivaCup.

The girls in attendance were young, with most being just 13, and new to periods and still adjusting to their changing womanly bodies. The faces some of them made while we demonstrated (with our hands acting a fill-in vaginas) how to insert and use tampons and menstrual cups were priceless and completely understandable. Being comfortable with your body is a learning curve that some full-grown women are still scaling so it's no surprise that these newly teenage girls were a little reluctant to discuss their lady bits but by simply attending workshops like this one, the chance they will become more comfortable in their own skin in heightened. After all, being informed and comfortable in your own body is empowering.  Honestly, I wish there had been something like this when I was a young, don't you? 

Black Friday Sale

Greetings friends!

It's that time of year again. Black Friday! In keeping with the custom of this time, we are happy to offer an amazing discount of 25% off all orders from now until Sunday, November 27th.

This is a perfect opportunity to order all your Female Empowerment Bracelets and/or kits and/or "Welcome to the Sisterhood" cards for all the young women on your list. 

Don't forget our bracelets are a perfect stocking stuffer with a meaning and purpose that will last far longer than the tinsel and eggnog. 

A great idea is popping the bracelet in an empty toilet paper or half a paper towel roll, wrapping it in pretty paper and tying two bows on each end and voila! An empowering Christmas cracker like the ones below. 

All you need is:

- empty toilet paper rolls
- Female Empowerment Bracelet
- Chocolates, candy, money or anything else you would like to add
- tissue paper, wrapping paper
- scissors
- tape
- ribbon

Then simply put a bracelet inside the paper roll (and chocolates or anything else you want to add), cover in tissue paper and secure with tape around the roll but leave the paper long on either side, then if desired, wrap over that with a see-through cellophane paper or any paper you like and tape to secure, again leaving the ends open. To finish, simply tie the ribbons around each end of the roll and curl with scissors.  

To receive the discount, just type the code BLACKSALE16 in the code box when checking out and the discount will be applied automatically on the base product (shipping and taxes excluded, where applicable). 

Hoping you have a joyful (and NOT stressful) shopping weekend  and for all our American friends, Happy Thanksgiving!

The Period Game is a Game Changer

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.