get your free tickets to the next MÍOSTA university workshop at TCD on the 17th September here!
here i am in RTÉ Lifestyle talking all about menstrual shame, bio-hacking and why you don't always have to love your period!
"There’s a thing that happens where we are being so positive about our period, we want to empower women, we want women to feel power in their bodies and to not feel shame about them or disgust about their menstrual blood.
It is great to feel positive about your period but then there’s an aspect too that you could be experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort and so it’s also okay to feel quite crap about it, too.
I don’t want period positivity to become another thing that women have to live up to. There are already so many things that we have to try and be as women."
have a read + let me know your thoughts
i wrote this blog for the amazing Menstrual Health Hub all about how to prepare your child for their first period!
MÍOSTA is now taking bookings for university workshops for autumn 2019
plus MÍOSTA workshops are now ready for parent + toddler groups! change happens across generations + i want to support parents to unpack their own menstrual experiences, learn about reusable menstrual products + provide guidance to create period friendly households for empowered kids! get in touch if you would like to host a MÍOSTA parent + toddler workshop at your community group!
have a read of the latest blog Your Starter Guide to Reusable Period Products!
delighted to be collaborating with Lisa de Jong to bring together our skills for this day long workshop on October 6th 2019. you can find more details about the workshop + a link to purchase your ticket here.
delighted to bring the MÍOSTA project to the upcoming EDEN All-Island Interdisciplinary Conference. this workshop will focus on the emergence of FemTech, with a demonstration of reusable menstrual products. 12 - 1pm, 27th April, at NUIG, Galway. register for free for the conference here.
workshop participants testimonials + experiences are now up on the MÍOSTA website! check them out here!
delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for Period Gathering, an event taking place this May 15th in Dublin. bringing together people from around Ireland working on all things period related. find more details, including speakers, here. tickets are limited so get yours now!
check out the first blog post I've written for this project: don't throw out your cup yet! I look at questions about the safety of menstrual cups. takeaway: buy your cup from a trusted manufacturor + follow their cleaning advice!
the MÍOSTA survey has been extended until the end of february! share with me your experiences of the MÍOSTA workshops, your experiences of menstrual education + how you might like to be involved with the project. one survey respondent will win a menstrual goodie bag filled with stickers, badges, a zine made by me + a menstrual cup!
I'm delighted to share this interview with Katie Freeney about the MÍOSTA project. in it I discuss how I came to start the project, whether I still have period shame (spoiler: I do + that’s ok), how we can collectively end period stigma (spoiler: men can be involved too), what menstrual education needs to look like + so much more!
12th February 2019, 1 - 3pm
DCU, Dublin • SHAG Week
book your free tickets here
13th February 2019, 2.30 - 4.30pm
Maynooth University, Dublin • SHAG Week
book your free tickets here