of girls admitted they did not know what was happening when they started their period
1 in 4
girls did not feel they knew what to do when they started their period
'Women are the archetypal anchors for the power of the Feminine, and when we reclaim our feminine power - by restoring our ways and practices - we integrate the power of the Feminine into our lives and back onto the planet'
~A. Pope & S.Hugo Wurlitzer - Wild Power~
Girls do not feel safe in public and they do not feel their local areas are designed for them. They are dealing with relentless street harassment and changing their behaviour to avoid being targeted. They don’t feel they have enough spaces and leisure facilities in their local areas.
nature & me is a direct response against taboo and stigma that most women and girls are bound by, exposed to.
nature and me is here to create social and cultural changes.
We reconnect children & women to the Inner & Outer cycles of life, normalising life cyclicity through creative workshops & outdoor sessions
By working with us, you are also creating cultural change
Founder of nature & me
We facilitate workshop to celebrate and prepare girls about to have their first period involving parents in the process by holding mother sessions and father sessions. We are here to support parents of tweens and teens going through puberty, providing workshops, on going support via bespoke programs in or outdoors.
With each discussion, knowledge brought to the forefront we diminish the hold that taboo has.
The Period poverty movement has open the ground for further discussions; we are now ready to go further in the conversation and speaking up about our experiences of living with a menstrual cycle.
The inner cycle inhabiting our body via the menstrual cycle is nature's way to manifest within our bodies.
Connecting with the outdoors - living with the seasons
TIDE Benow runs forest school sessions and girls mentoring program that support girls between 6 -11 in South Cornwall.
TIDE Benow holds a space for girls to connect to nature, community, to be curious, play, learn and to take risks in a safe and supportive environment.
In a world where youth mental health is at crisis and where there is huge disconnect from our bodies and nature we thought it would be good to create a space for girls to get together, make fire, climb trees, use tools, cook and explore in a supportive and held environment.
'Imagine a world where children experience the joy of being in nature before they learn of its loss.'
~ Richard Louv ~
of girls feel embarrassed by their period with the figure
rising to 56% of 14 years old
We often forget that we are nature.
Nature is not something separate from us.
So when we say that we have lost our connection with nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.
~ Andy Goldworthy~