During my MSc studies in Wellbeing Psychology in London, I realised that much of what we’re taught about wellbeing is based on the experience of – and studies on – white middle-aged males. I didn’t see these experiences translating to the women I was working with – including myself. At this point, I had worked myself to utter exhaustion for the second time in my life and this realisation led me on a journey deep into all things women’s wellbeing. From menstrual cycle awareness to women’s yoga therapy, female anatomy to hormonal cycles, and neurochemistry to chronobiology. Next, I began gathering real-life data: stories that hundreds of women of any age, any background, and all parts of the world shared with me in workshops, retreats, and women’s circles. It is from these women that I’ve learned what actually works when it comes to women’s wellbeing, creativity and leadership.
Last year, I was honoured to be part of Red School’s Menstruality Leadership Programme, and I’m now one of the school’s certified Menstruality Mentors.