Here is her incredible menstrual story...
"I went 12 years without a period. My birth control at the time stopped me from having it. Society and the messages I received from the world was that it was a good thing to not have a period. That it is dirty, undesirable and I shouldn’t want one.
Nearly three years ago I went to Bali and in a women’s circle I learned the power of my cycle and the wisdom I carry in my womb. I heard a calling to welcome her back and she came. I had the IUD removed and my period came back. I listened as she whispered 'Slow down, I want to show you how to receive and be creative in your own right...' I felt like my womanhood was complete and I was finally allowed to be proud, open and talk about the wisdom we receive from living in alignment with, acceptance of, and even celebrating our cycle.
As I near 45 this year, my period has disappeared again. I feel a season ending and a new one about to begin. There is a new feeling rising as I make room for more growth and surrender into what is happening in my body.. She has loved and supported me through so much. I haven’t always treated her with love and respect. I haven’t always spoken lovingly to her. I haven’t always listened to what she needed... But I listen now for what wisdom comes to me by way of patience, acceptance and grace. I have no control. I need only listen. I need only speak from my heart and respect what comes back with open mind.
This body has been a safe harbor for me through thick and thin. It’s time for me to rest. And time to listen.
I am home. And I love me. *ALL OF ME*