First Moon Circle - a Celebration for Girls
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About the Event
A sacred, beautiful, love-filled and most important of all FUN space for young girls to gather in circle to receive knowledge and tools to start their periods with ease, flow (pardon the pun!) and comfort.
After the girls session, you, her Mother, Grandmother, or guardian are then invited to join us for a short afternoon tea to celebrate this beautiful rite of passage and to pave the way for you and your daughter be able to speal freely, comfortably and openly at home over the months to come.
Whether she has started her period in the last 12 months, hasn't bled yet, or if any of her friends have - this is the perfect opportunity to girls to feel proud, gain knowledge, become empowered and know how to support herself physically, emotionally and spiritually as she enters womanhood.
We start with a 2h 15m experience just for the girls to come together, make new friends, and discover accurate information about what's happening to their physical body, as well as their emotional and spiritual selves as they approach and encounter menarche (the first period, or first moon).
During this time we'll talk about all the physical changes girls encounter, what's normal and not so normal, we'll talk self-care and hygiene, and how to handle surprise blood (because you just know they'll be at school or on camp when it arrives!).
We'll also get hands on and playful with natural, healthy and organic sanitary items such as pads and liners, moon cups, tampons and period undies, helping girls get really comfortable with the products and relaxed about caring for themselves gently around their first moon time.
We'll spend some time crafting whilst I lead the girls on a gentle facilitated Q&A, before Mums/Nanas/Carers are invited to join us for a short celebratory afternoon tea to share what the girls have discovered, whilst the elders are invited to share positive guidance and beautiful wishes they have for the girls in their lifetime.
Each participant will leave feeling more confident in their knowledge of what's to come, what the sanitary and self-care options open to them are based on their personal preference, and very importantly, an open channel to discuss periods and puberty (and who knows what else!) with their family afterwards. If friends attend together, then of course they gain the added benefit of sisterhood, having this shared experience to refer back to, and to share wisdom with their other friends.
Each girl that attends will receive her own take-home gift bag featuring her own 'moon pack' (a combination of sanitary samples, and self-care items to remind her of this special day), take-home knowledge fact sheets and a beginner cycle tracking sheet to help her see the rhythm of her own cycle, plus another couple of special goodies from me!
Once you book your daughter to attend, I'll send you some information to prepare you, the parent/guardian, ahead of the day, as well as to help you prepare your daughter for what to expect. I'll also share guidance with you on how to prepare your positive guidance that you want to share with your daughter on the day, which in turn will support you to keep this open conversation going at home.
*** This event will be held occasionally as an open event for individuals to book onto. This event is also available in a private format, where Charlotte can hold this event just for your daughter and her friends. If you're interested in doing so please contact Charlotte to discuss at firstname.lastname@example.org ***