WHAT IS A CELEBRATION DAY FOR GIRLS?

At the Celebration Day girls enjoy positive menstrual education through lively discussion, fun activities, women’s stories and gentle celebration of puberty and menarche.

During the Day girls are warmly invited into the time-honoured, nurturing connection and support women have long shared with each other. Many participants report that their mother-daughter relationship is enriched and enlivened as the doors of communication in this key area of female experience and development are opened wide.

For Mothers

Much of the role of provider of information, wisdom and guidance falls, naturally and rewardingly, to mothers and female carers. For this reason we meet on our own (mothers and facilitator) for a two-hour session before the Celebration Day.  This is an important preparation for the Day and allows time for adult conversation and storytelling. During this session mothers commonly receive ideas and support for their unfolding mother-daughter relationship as they journey the adolescent years together. Many women also discover rich and intriguing doorways into a new experience of their own cyclic journey.

The first part of the day is spent with girls on their own (typically 10am – 1pm) and, just before lunch, the mothers/female carers join in for the remainder of the day (and grandmothers who are available and wish to participate), finishing at about 4pm.

If you live within the Macedon Ranges, and you are interested in the possibility of 'A Celebration Day for Girls' being offering in your community, please do not hesitate to contact me.

For further information, please visit the 'Celebration Day for Girls' website.

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WHY I FACILITATE CELEBRATION DAYS FOR GIRLS

In 2013 my then 11 year old daughter Tilly and I did the Celebration Day for Girls in Woodend, and I loved the rhythm and ritual, significance and power of the day,with its storysharing, activities, education and connection.  
As a trained facilitator, mother of three, a feminist and naturalist, it was a natural fit for me to be interested in this work and want to be able to offer it in my local community.  So when the opportunity arose I jumped at the chance and in May 2014 I completed the  facilitator training with Jane Bennett, founder of A Celebration Day for Girls.  

I love working with girls this age, on the brink of the monumental and amazing physical and emotional changes that occur as their bodies begin the journey to womanhood.  And I appreciate some of the complexity of the mother/daughter relationship and how all that our bodies and menstruation represent can be huge.  

And it is the enormity of the moment that makes the role for 'A Celebration Day for Girls' so important.

If you live within the Macedon Ranges, and you are interested in the possibility of 'A Celebration Day for Girls' being offered in your community, please do not hesitate to contact me.

For further information, please visit the 'Celebration Day for Girls' website.