Weaving Wisdom is a monthly presentation/guided discussion of various topics in childbirth and reproductive health. Presentations are open to the public and always FREE! Topics vary monthly and most months a potluck starts the meeting, but this month Wisdom Within will provide light snacks.
June 2012 - Wisdom Within Book Club
My Little Red Book is quite possibly the most fabulous collection of first period stories that you will ever encounter.
Wisdom Within is excited to support awareness of women's reproductive lives through a book club discussion of My Little Red Book. Select stories from the book will be shared during the symposium weekend to encourage participation in Wisdom Within's Book Club Discussion that will take place June 9, 2012 at The Book Haven, downtown Salida, CO.
Read on to find out more information about the book, or to learn about the valuable nonprofits that My Little Red Book supports, please visit the website at http://www.mylittleredbook.net/. You can purchase the book through your local independent bookstore, in downtown Salida at The Book Haven.
My Little Red Book is an anthology of stories about first periods, collected from women of all ages from around the world.
The accounts range from light-hearted (the editor got hers while water skiing in a yellow bathing suit) to heart-stopping (a first period discovered just as one girl was about to be strip-searched by the Nazis). The contributors include well-known women writers (Meg Cabot, Erica Jong, Gloria Steinem, Cecily von Ziegesar), alongside today's teens. And while the authors differ in race, faith, or cultural background, their stories share a common bond: they are all accessible, deeply honest, and highly informative. Whatever a girl experiences or expects, she'll find stories that speak to her thoughts and feelings.
Ultimately, My Little Red Book is more than a collection of stories. It is a call for a change in attitude, for a new way of seeing periods. In a time when the taboo around menstruation seems to be one of the few left standing, it makes a difficult subject easier to talk about, and helps girls feel proud instead of embarrassed or ashamed. By revealing what it feels like to undergo this experience first hand, and giving women the chance to explain their feelings in their own words, it aims to provide support, entertainment, and a starting point for discussion for mothers and daughters everywhere. It is a book every girl should have. Period.
My Little Red Book is published by Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing.
Check the calendar for the next Weaving Wisdom meeting or check out the flyer below. We hope to see you there!