Women of Victoria, Australia,
"The Waratah Project"
exploring menstruation and menopause
in a positive and contemporary context
Let's change the pattern of shame and teach the next generations to be authentic, confident and unapologetic about their biology.
Fiorella Connie Carollo
Whaauu, kudos to this project and all the women behind it!
What a beauty, what a vision,
Thanks to you spunky Aussie women
Such timing in bringing the project to the attention of the whole world
I bet times are ripe for giving it a thorough welcoming
How did I get to know about the Waratah Project
being Italian and not Aussie and being in Bali?
I was introduced to the project by Belinda in
a swimming pool on a late Friday afternoon in June.
I was relaxing and she was taking a break from a
five-day workshop "Mother daughter coming of age" led by
Janoel Liddy which sound extremely interesting...
that's how our conversation started and then moved to
my current interest in Bali: interviewing midwife Ibu Robin, 2011 CNN Hero.
Belinda and me felt connected by our interests and concerns
and decided to take our conversation a bit further with a follow up next day "over a cuppa".
Janoel joined the conversation, too, that's how I've learnt about this wonderful thing "Celebration Day for Girls to prepare for and welcome them into their own cycle" ! Kudos!
[The curious thing about our coming together, is that both Belinda and Janoel had a connection with Italy and could speak Italian !! ]
The Waratah Project is going to be a worldwide groundbreaking leading project.
It aims to gather data on how menstruation and menopause are affecting women's life today.
I've been myself very much concerned about menstruation in witnessing how little women and girls welcomed their periods, on the contrary, most of them seemed unhappy feeling discomfort.
If we consider that menstruating is above everything else the monthly reminder of our womanhood, it is very telling that most of us welcome it with discomfort. That is, we welcome with discomfort our being woman.
Participate to the making of the project answering to the online Questionnaire at this website
The ongoing research will be comparable to the Hite Report on women sexuality in the 1970s.
Further reading: The Waratah Project on FB
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